Long-term efficacy of psychological treatments for binge eating disorder Full Text
The British Journal of Psychiatry, 03/02/2012
Hilbert A et al. – The results document the long–term efficacy of out–patient cognitive–behavioural therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy for binge eating disorder.Methods
- Ninety people with binge eating disorder were assessed 4 years after treatment cessation within a randomised trial.
- Participants showed substantial long-term recovery, partial remission, clinically significant improvement and significant reductions in associated psychopathology, despite relapse tendencies in single secondary outcomes.
- Body mass index remained stable.
- While the IPT group demonstrated an improvement in eating disorder symptoms over the follow-up period, the CBT group reported a worsening of symptoms, but treatments did not differ at any time point.