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The Treatment of Eating Disorders

May, 2009 | Vol: 7 Issue: 5

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Learning Objective

Learning Objectives, May 2009

This CME/CE activity is intended for psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, psychologists and other health care professionals with an interest in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders.

Article

Effective Psychiatric Medications for Eating Disorders

Because of the dearth of FDA –approved medications for eating disorders, psychotherapy has gradually become the treatment of choice. Nonetheless, clinical trials of off-label uses of various medications have yielded a few impressive results, particularly for bulimia and binge eating disorder. Here’s a quick run down of various meds that may be worth a try.

Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders: A Review of the Current Evidence

A variety of psychotherapy techniques work well for eating disorders, particularly for bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. This article gives a brief summary of the evidence from controlled clinical trials.

Research Update

Expert QA