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This study will assess naltrexone's effectiveness in treating alcoholism in women and provide information on its potential value in treating eating disorders common among alcoholic women. Alcoholic women with and without both eating disorders and depression will be randomly assigned to placebo or naltrexone treatment. Each group will receive behavioral therapy for 12 weeks, with followup 6 months after treatment.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Substance Abuse Treatment Unit, Yale University
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T04:00:10-0400
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