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Comparing Two Group Therapy Treatments for Binge Eating Disorder

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00071578
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 30, 2003
Last Update Posted : June 27, 2013
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Debra L. Safer, Stanford University

Brief Summary:
This study will compare two different approaches for the treatment for Binge Eating Disorder.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Eating Disorders Behavioral: Group Psychotherapy-Negative Emotion Focus Behavioral: Group Psychotherapy- Self-Esteem Focus Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is associated with impairments in physical, psychological, and social functioning. Research has revealed relationships between disordered eating and both low self-esteem and negative emotional states.

Participants in this study will complete assessment interviews regarding their eating disorder and associated problems. Similar assessments will be conducted at the end of the study. Participants will then be randomly assigned to one of two therapy groups. Participants in one group will focus on the role of self-esteem, self-awareness, and personal effectiveness in binge eating. Participants in the other group will focus on the role of negative emotions and binge eating. Both treatments will involve a 30 to 40 minute pre-treatment individual orientation session, followed by 20 weeks of weekly group therapy. Sessions will take place over 22 weeks, or approximately 6 months (18 weekly sessions followed by 2 biweekly sessions). Follow-up assessments will take place at 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months after study completion to assess maintenance of treatment effects.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 101 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Supportive Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder
Study Start Date : October 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2007

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Eating Disorders

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Group therapy Negative Emotion Focus
Behavioral: Group Psychotherapy-Negative Emotion Focus
20 weekly sessions, 2 hours, group format

Placebo Comparator: 2
Group Psychotherapy- Self Esteem Focus
Behavioral: Group Psychotherapy- Self-Esteem Focus
20 weekly sessions, 2 hours, group format

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. frequency of binge eating [ Time Frame: prior 4 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Emotional Eating Scale [ Time Frame: prior 7 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of Binge Eating Disorder
  • Reside in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Willing to commit to the study requirements

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unstable medical problems
  • History of bipolar illness or schizophrenia
  • Receiving treatment for an eating disorder (or unwillingness to discontinue treatment upon study entry)
  • Membership in weight-loss groups such as Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig (or unwillingness to discontinue membership upon study entry)
  • Use of medications affecting weight or appetite. Antidepressants are acceptable, but doses of any psychiatric medication must have been stable for at least 3 months prior to study start
  • Breast-feeding
  • Require gastric-bypass surgery

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00071578

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United States, California
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California, United States, 94305-5722
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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Principal Investigator: Debra L Safer, MD Stanford University Dept of Psychiatry

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Responsible Party: Debra L. Safer, Asst professor, Stanford University Identifier: NCT00071578     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: K23MH066330 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
K23MH066330 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: October 30, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 27, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013

Keywords provided by Debra L. Safer, Stanford University:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Feeding and Eating Disorders
Binge-Eating Disorder
Pathologic Processes
Mental Disorders
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms