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Atomoxetine in the Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder

This study has been completed.
University of Cincinnati
Information provided by:
Lindner Center of HOPE Identifier:
First received: May 17, 2006
Last updated: June 21, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
The specific aim of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of atomoxetine compared with placebo in outpatients with binge eating disorder.

Condition Intervention Phase
Binge-eating Disorder Drug: atomoxetine Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Official Title: Atomoxetine in the Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder: A Single-Center, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Flexible Dose Study in Outpatients

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Further study details as provided by Lindner Center of HOPE:

Study Start Date: May 2006
Study Completion Date: March 2007
Primary Completion Date: March 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects will meet the DSM-IV criteria for a diagnosis of binge-eating disorder for at least the last 6 months
  • In addition, subjects will report at least 3 binge eating episodes per week for the last 6 months prior to randomization

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have concurrent symptoms of bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa
  • Women who are pregnant, lactating, or of child bearing potential who are not using adequate contraceptive measures
  • Patients who are displaying clinically significant suicidality or homicidality
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00327834

United States, Ohio
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45267-0559
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lindner Center of HOPE
University of Cincinnati
Principal Investigator: Susan L: McElroy, MD University of Cincinnati
  More Information

Responsible Party: Susan McElroy, Lindner Center of HOPE Identifier: NCT00327834     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B4Z-US-X009
Study First Received: May 17, 2006
Last Updated: June 21, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Binge-Eating Disorder
Pathologic Processes
Mental Disorders
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Atomoxetine Hydrochloride
Adrenergic Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
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