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In-person cognitive behavioral therapy more effective for binge eating disorder

11:00 EDT 2 Aug 2017 | Healio

In-person cognitive behavioral therapy was more effective than internet-based guided self-help for binge-eating disorder in overweight or obese adults, according to recent findings.“Although CBT is considered to be the criterion standard treatment of [binge-eating disorder], this intervention is not offered areawide, leading to delayed delivery of adequate treatment,” Martina de Zwaan, MD, of Hannover Medical School, Germany, and colleagues wrote. “An alternative to traditional face-to-face CBT and a potential means to disseminate adequate treatment is structured self-help... So far, only a few randomized clinical trials of patients with [binge-eating disorder] have evaluated manualized self-help interventions.”

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