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Teen Binge Eating Study

  • Study HIC#:2000024926
  • Last Updated:07/15/2021

If your child is 13 to 17 years old and you are concerned about binge eating or weight, you and your child may be eligible to participate in a free and confidential study that will focus on a new talk-therapy treatment that helps with healthy eating and nutrition. Compensation up to $300.

To learn more or to see if you are eligible to participate, please call TEEN-POWER at the Yale Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research at (203) 785-7210 or fill out a form online at

  • Age13 years - 17 years
  • GenderBoth
  • Start Date09/09/2019
  • End Date02/28/2020

Trial Purpose and Description

Among adolescents, loss-of-control (LOC) eating is a precursor to excess weight gain and binge-eating disorder and is associated with physical and mental health impairments, and psychosocial distress. Among adults, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has a strong evidence base for binge-eating disorder. The current study will develop and test CBT for adolescent binge/LOC eating based on adult CBT, as there are no well-established treatments for adolescent binge/LOC eating.

Eligibility Criteria


  • Age 13-17 years
  • Overweight or obesity
  • Loss of control eating or binge eating

Principal Investigator


  • Wendy Silverman

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