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Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder

Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, 152 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA.
The Psychiatric clinics of North America (Impact Factor: 1.87). 12/2011; 34(4):773-83. DOI: 10.1016/j.psc.2011.08.011
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ABSTRACT Cognitive-behavioral therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy are currently the most effective treatments for binge eating disorder in terms of cessation of binge eating, reduction of specific eating disorder psychopathology, and associated forms of psychopathology and psychosocial functioning. Treatment effects are generally well-maintained at follow-up. These specialty psychological treatments do not produce clinically significant weight loss, however. Guided self-help is a brief, cost-effective, and readily disseminable alternative to specialty treatments that require significantly more time and resources. Behavioral weight loss treatment produces short-term weight loss that is typically regained over follow-up. Pharmacotherapy is unsupported by available evidence.

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