publication . Article . 2006

Assessment and treatment of binge eating in obese patients

Walmir Ferreira Coutinho;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2006 Journal: Einstein (São Paulo), volume 4 (issn: 1679-4508, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Instituto Israelita de Ensino e Pesquisa Albert Einstein
Binge eating is a frequent disorder among obese patient, specialythose undergoing weight loss treatment. Binge eating disorder(BED) is a newly defined diagnostic category, usually associatedwith psychopathology and overweight. Several clinical trialsinvolving psychoterapeutical interventions have shown thatcognitive beahavior therapy and interpersonal therapy can beeffective for the treatment of obese patients with BED.Pharmacotherapy can be also an useful tool for the control ofbinge eating, as part of a multidimensional therapeutic approach,associated to psychotherapy and eating behavior modification.Although the investigation of pharmacological agents for the...
free text keywords: Bulimia/diagnosis, Weight loss/therapy, Obesity, Obesity, morbid, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R
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