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Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Adolescents With Bulimia

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00974038
First Posted: September 10, 2009
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
New York State Psychiatric Institute
  Purpose
We are interested in studying two different psychological treatments for eating disorders for adolescents (ages 12-18). The study is designed to help adolescents who are having problems with binge eating and/or purging. The treatment consists of 14 sessions of approximately one-hour each over about three months.

Condition Intervention
Bulimia Nervosa Behavioral: psychotherapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Adolescents With Bulimia Nervosa

Further study details as provided by New York State Psychiatric Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Binge-eating a purging (EDE scores) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: November 2006
Study Completion Date: February 2010
Primary Completion Date: February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: CBT, SP
cognitive behavioral therapy, supportive psychotherapy
Behavioral: psychotherapy
1) cognitive-behavioral therapy or 2) supportive psychotherapy

Detailed Description:
Interested adolescents will have a phone screen and then come in for an in-person psychiatric evaluation. If eligible and interested, they will be randomly assigned to 4 months of outpatient treatment (free of charge) that is either 1) cognitive-behavioral therapy or 2) supportive psychotherapy.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Current or prior DSM IV diagnosis of Bulimia Nervosa or Sub-threshold Bulimia Nervosa (those who meet all DSM-IV criteria for BN, but engage in subjective binge-eating episodes and binge/purge at a frequency of at least once per week for 3 months, whereas meeting full DSM-IV criteria for BN requires binge eating and purging twice per week for 3 months)
  • Major Depression

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of bipolar disorder, current psychosis, drug or alcohol abuse in past 3 months, acute suicidal risk, major depression producing significant functional impairment, significant medical illness, weight outside of normal weight range.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00974038


Locations
United States, New York
New York State Psychiatric Institute
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Investigators
Study Director: Robyn Sysko, Ph.D. New York State Psychiatric Institute
  More Information

Responsible Party: New York State Psychiatric Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00974038     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4819
First Submitted: September 9, 2009
First Posted: September 10, 2009
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2012
Last Verified: October 2012

Keywords provided by New York State Psychiatric Institute:
Bulimia Nervosa, EDNOS, Adolescents

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bulimia
Bulimia Nervosa
Hyperphagia
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Mental Disorders