Patients With Recurring Episodes Of Binge-Eating May Benefit From CBT Or Medication

Reuters (6/28, Seaman) reports that patients with recurring binge-eating episodes may benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or medication, the findings of a 34-study review published online June 28 in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggest. An accompanying editorial observed that physicians may have a difficult time “recognizing binge-eating disorder” and recommended that “greater than expected weight dissatisfaction, large weight fluctuations, and depressive symptoms in individuals of any size all should raise the practitioner’s index of suspicion.”

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— “Binge-eating disorder can be treated with talk therapy or drugs,” ANDREW M. SEAMAN, Reuters, June 28, 2016.

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