Comparing Two Group Therapy Treatments for Binge Eating Disorder

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT00071578


This study will compare two different approaches for the treatment for Binge Eating Disorder.

Official Title

Comparison of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Supportive Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder

Stanford Investigator(s)

Debra Safer
Debra Safer

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


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Diagnosis of Binge Eating Disorder

   - Reside in the San Francisco Bay Area

   - Willing to commit to the study requirements

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Unstable medical problems

   - History of bipolar illness or schizophrenia

   - Receiving treatment for an eating disorder (or unwillingness to discontinue treatment
   upon study entry)

   - Membership in weight-loss groups such as Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig (or
   unwillingness to discontinue membership upon study entry)

   - Use of medications affecting weight or appetite. Antidepressants are acceptable, but
   doses of any psychiatric medication must have been stable for at least 3 months prior
   to study start

   - Breast-feeding

   - Require gastric-bypass surgery


behavioral: Group Psychotherapy-Negative Emotion Focus

behavioral: Group Psychotherapy- Self-Esteem Focus

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

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