Fast Five Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Binge-Eating Disorder

Stephen Soreff, MD


November 08, 2017

Bariatric surgery, although proven to help obese individuals with weight loss, may not be as effective in persons with binge-eating disorder unless they also receive an evidence-based intervention to ensure that the weight loss from the bariatric surgery is maintained

A randomized placebo-controlled trial found that CBT with placebo was superior to fluoxetine only, and adding fluoxetine to CBT did not enhance findings compared with adding placebo to CBT at 12-month follow-up after treatment completion.

Family therapy should be considered when family dynamics figure prominently as triggers for binging and in children and younger adolescents. Family therapy can be very helpful, but has not been proven superior to other approaches for binge-eating disorder, such as IPT or DBT.

GSH appears to be less effective than CBT or DBT for binge-eating disorder. Although this approach is popular because of its low cost and easy accessibility, this approach should be viewed carefully, because not all online GSH resources are balanced and supportive.

For more on behavioral and nonmedication treatment for binge-eating disorder, read here.


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