Why CBT For Eating Disorders Works Well For HSPs

Dr Elayne (Saltzberg) Daniels
7 min readNov 12, 2022

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a highly effective psychological treatment approach. It’s considered the gold standard for treating eating disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, insomnia, and many other psychological conditions and illnesses. This discussion is about why CBT for eating disorders works well for Highly Sensitive People (HSPs).

Let’s start with the basics.

What is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)?