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Treatment for Obesity and Binge Eating Disorder

This study has been completed.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Information provided by:
Yale University Identifier:
First received: September 27, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2007
History: No changes posted
This study is a test of cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT) and behavioral weight loss (BWL) treatments for obese patients with binge eating disorder (BED). The study involves a comparison of three treatment conditions: (1) CBT; (2) BWL, and (3) a sequential (two-part) treatment consisting of CBT followed by BWL.

Condition Intervention
Binge Eating Disorder Obesity Behavioral: Cognitive Behavior Therapy Behavioral: CBT and BWL Behavioral: Behavioral Weight Loss Treatment

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Treatment for Obesity and Binge Eating Disorder

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Further study details as provided by Yale University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Binge Eating
  • BMI

Enrollment: 125
Study Start Date: July 2002
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Behavioral: Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Experimental: 2
Behavioral Weight Loss Treatment
Behavioral: Behavioral Weight Loss Treatment
Experimental: 3
Behavioral: CBT and BWL


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Binge Eating
  • Overweight

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Current cardiac disease
  • Serious neurologic illnesses
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00537758

United States, Connecticut
Yale Psychiatric Research at Congress Place
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06519
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yale University
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Principal Investigator: Carlos M. Grilo, PhD Yale University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00537758     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01DK049587 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: September 27, 2007
Last Updated: September 27, 2007

Keywords provided by Yale University:
binge eating disorder
cognitive behavior therapy
combination therapy
weight loss
body weight
clinical trial
dietary restriction
weight control

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Binge-Eating Disorder
Pathologic Processes
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Mental Disorders
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