King's researchers launch largest ever study into eating disorders
The BEDA study was conducted to provide a confirmatory test of the efficacy of age adapted cognitive behavioral therapy in adolescent with binge eating disorder. Seventy-three adolescents (82% girls) were randomized to receive CBT or waiting list. Results showed that adolescents receiving CBT had 5 fewer monthly binge-eating episodes compared to adolescents in the waiting list condition. In addition, adolescents receiving CBT reported higher rates of abstinence from binge eating and remission from binge eating disorder. More important, after CBT, binge-eating episodes remained significantly reduced at 6-, 12-, and 24-month follow-up when compared with baseline.
This confirmatory study uniquely established the efficacy of CBT in improving binge-eating symptomatology and demonstrated long-term maintenance of effects over 24 months in adolescents with an age-adapted diagnosis of binge eating disorder. Source:
Journal of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics Journal reference:
Hilbert, A., et al. (2020) Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents with an Age-Adapted Diagnosis of Binge-Eating Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics . doi.org/10.1159/000503116 .
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