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Transdiagnostic Approach of Eating Disorders


Entry requirements

Only open for Master’s students Psychology.


This course is about eating disorders (EDs) such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders. In the course the following topics and questions are important: What are the main characteristics of EDs? Is a transdiagnostic approach of EDs useful? Is there any overlap between EDs, depression, anxiety disorders, or obsessive compulsive disorders? What do we know about co-morbidity? What are the consequences of ED? Why are eating disorder patients mostly women? What are the most important risk factors for eating disorders and is prevention possible? What are the main results of prevention activities? How can eating disorders be diagnosed and treated? Which treatments are the most successful? How many patients do recover and what are the main criteria for recovery of an eating disorder?

Course objectives

Upon completion of this course, students:

  • will have been informed about the main characteristics, risk factors, explanations, treatments and prevention programs for eating disorders, such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders; and

  • will be able to use a transdiagnostic approach for the diagnosis and treatment of EDs.


For the timetables of your lectures, please select your study programme in:
Psychology timetables




Students need to enroll for lectures.
Master’s course registration

Mode of instruction

This course consists of 7 2-hour lectures with videos and discussion. Students have to make 7 weekly assgnments about 7 different topics.

Assessment method

Students have to make 7 weekly assignments concerning recent research publications.

The Institute of Psychology follows the policy of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences to systematically check student papers for plagiarism with the help of software. Disciplinary measures will be taken when fraud is detected. Students are expected to be familiar with and understand the implications of this fraud policy.

Contact information

Dr. Alexandra Dingemans