NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Back to results
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1001582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1077-7229
Integrative Response Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder
Robinson, Athena
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v20 n1 p93-105 Feb 2013
Binge eating disorder (BED), a chronic condition characterized by eating disorder psychopathology and physical and social disability, represents a significant public health problem. Guided self-help (GSH) treatments for BED appear promising and may be more readily disseminable to mental health care providers, accessible to patients, and cost-effective than existing, efficacious BED specialty treatments, which are limited in public health utility and impact given their time and expense demands. No existing BED GSH treatment has incorporated affect regulation models of binge eating, which appears warranted given research linking negative affect and binge eating. This article describes Integrative Response Therapy (IRT), a new group-based guided self-help treatment based on the affect regulation model of binge eating, which has shown initial promise in a pilot sample of adults meeting "DSM-IV" criteria for BED. Fifty-four percent and 67% of participants were abstinent at posttreatment and 3-month follow-up, respectively. There was a significant reduction in the number of binge days over the previous 28 days from baseline to posttreatment [14.44 (plus or minus 7.16) to 3.15 (plus or minus 5.70); t = 7.71, p less than 0.001; d = 2.2] and from baseline to follow-up [14.44 (plus or minus 7.16) to 1.50 (plus or minus 2.88); t = 5.64, p less than 0.001; d = 1.7]. All subscales from both the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire and Emotional Eating Scale were significantly lower at posttreatment compared to baseline. One hundred percent of IRT participants would recommend the program to a friend or family member in need. IRT's longer-term efficacy and acceptability are presently being tested in a NIMH-funded randomized controlled trial. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
Elsevier. 6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32887-4800. Tel: 877-839-7126; Tel: 407-345-4020; Fax: 407-363-1354; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A