Adding Guided Self-Help Group Therapy to the Alli Weight Loss Program in Treating Binge Eating Disorder

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT00601354


This study will evaluate the effectiveness of adding guided self-help group therapy to a weight loss program in achieving weight loss and reducing binge eating in overweight binge eaters.

Official Title

Comparing Orlistat/Alli to Orlistat/Alli Plus Guided Self-help Group Therapy in Overweight Binge Eaters

Stanford Investigator(s)

Debra Safer
Debra Safer

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Body mass index greater than 27

   - Binge eating at least two times per week during the 6 months prior to study entry

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Current psychosis

   - Current suicidal ideations

   - Pregnant

   - Receiving concurrent psychotherapy

   - Unstable on psychotropic medications for 3 months prior to study entry


behavioral: Emotion regulation group therapy

drug: Orlistat/alli program

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305