Binge eating in males: A sample description and treatment outcome study

Erin M Harvey, Richard A. Rawson, Elaine Alexander, Karen J. Bachar

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Abstract

An outcome study on inpatient treatment for binge-eating males was conducted (N - 50, average follow-up duration = 13 months). The sample differed from those described in studies of bulimia in males in that the majority of these subjects had no history of self-induced vomiting or use of laxatives or diuretics and were older and obese upon presentation for treatment. Followup measures indicated that these subjects responded well to inpatient treatment. Upon follow-up, subjects reported little medical or psychiatric resource utilization other than what was prescribed as aftercare, improvement in eating disorder-related medical conditions, good ratings of general mental health, and significant decreases in binge eating and other eating disorder-related behaviors over the follow-up duration. “Good” outcome patients, that is, subjects reporting substantial positive change in eating behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-230
Number of pages16
JournalEating Disorders
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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