Binge Eating Medication Trial, Led by The Research Institute at Lindner Center of HOPE, Shows Promising Results according to MedPage Today

Mason, OH – This May Medpage Today reported, lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Vyvanse), a stimulant drug used to treat ADHD is showing promise for Binge Eating treatment. The article stated that Vyvanse nearly abolished eating binges in adult patients who had experienced such episodes four times a week.

Dr. Susan McElroy, Lindner Center of HOPE’s Chief Research Officer and lead investigator for the randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Dr. McElroy said that 11 weeks of treatment with the drug cut the mean rate of days with binge eating to as little as 0.1 a week. Patients assigned to placebo in the 270-patient trial had a mean bingeing rate of 1.1 days/week at the end of treatment, Dr. McElroy reported at the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) annual meeting.

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