Bulimia Nervosa: Efficacy of Available Treatments. Evidence Report


Bulimia Nervosa: Efficacy of Available Treatments. Evidence Report


This 618-page report evaluates the evidence from randomized controlled trials addressing the efficacy of pharmacotherapy, as well as psychotherapy, and a number of other non-drug treatments in the treatment of bulimia nervosa.

This evidence report includes the following sections:

  • Executive summary
  • Overview
    • Bulimia nervosa
    • Treatment options evaluated in this evidence report
    • Previously published systematic reviews
    • Practice standards and guidelines
    • Ongoing clinical trials
    • Third-party payer reimbursement
  • Key questions addressed
  • Outcomes assessed
  • Methods
  • Evidence bases
  • Findings
    • Key question 1: Efficacy of pharmacotherapy
    • Key question 2: Efficacy of psychotherapy and other non-pharmacologic treatments
    • Key question 3: Comparative efficacy of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy
    • Key question 4: Comparative effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy and other forms of psychotherapy and non-pharmacologic intervention
  • Summary of findings
  • Discussion

This report includes 16 appendixes on several topics, including the following:

  • Study methods
  • Analyses for key questions 1-4
  • Evidence tables for key questions 1-4
  • Drug adverse event information



Funding Sources:

Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation


Release Date: 2006
Original Summary: April 2006
Last Updated: 04/14/08

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