Eating Disorders (June)

Date of Issue: 06/01/2015 | Volume: 13 | Number: 6

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

From binge eating to anorexia nervosa, this month we cover a range of eating disorders while giving you the information you need to properly diagnose and treat. Topics include using lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) as a treatment for binge eating disorders, and information on how to conduct effective family-based treatment.

In This Issue


Binge Eating Disorder: Should You Use Vyvanse?

Topics: Eating Disorders | Practice Tools and Tips | Psychopharmacology Tips | Psychotherapy

In January of this year, the FDA approved the stimulant lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) as the first drug with an indication for binge eating disorder (BED). Patients are hearing the buzz and may be asking you to prescribe it, but you may have some questions first.

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Expert Q&A

Family Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa

Dr. Lock outlines a treatment method for anorexia nervosa that helps family members better understand the disorder and enlists their help in providing a home environment based on successful inpatient services for weight restoration.

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Research Update

The New Three-Month Version of Injectable Paliperidone: Should You Use It?

Topics: Antipsychotics | Psychopharmacology Tips | Research Updates

Patients with schizophrenia often stop taking their medications, so long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIs) are potentially good ways to make sure these patients have some medication in their systems over the long term.

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