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Binge Eating Disorder: A Comorbid Conundrum
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Provider Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education Vindico Medical Education

Support Statement

This educational activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Shire.

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activities is psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, primary care physicians, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with binge eating disorder.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this video series participants should be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics, prevalence, and comorbidities associated with binge eating disorder to better understand therapies that may assist in treatment.

  • Apply the newly revised DSM-5 criteria to diagnose patients with binge eating disorder.

  • Differentiate binge eating disorder from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and obesity.

  • Assess the use of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy to effectively treat binge eating disorder.


Binge eating disorder (BED) is characterized by insatiable food cravings that can occur at any time of the day or night. With the association of BED and obesity, this disorder has become a major public health issue that presents both medical and psychiatric issues that impair patients’ quality of life. While the prevalence of this disorder is increasing, awareness is lacking. BED is now included in the newly revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-5). Including the disorder as a separate entity will provide the opportunity for increased awareness and understanding of its severity and will help practitioners better identify and manage it. Based on the recent DSM-5 changes, it is likely that the number of patients diagnosed with BED will substantially increase. This CME activity will take a closer look at the prevalence, screening, and treatment options for BED to improve awareness and treatment of this condition.

Course Chair

Leslie L. Citrome, MD, MPH, FAPA
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY


Carlos M. Grilo, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology
Director, Program for Obesity Weight and Eating Research (POWER)
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Susan G. Kornstein, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology
Executive Director, Institute for Women's Health
Director of Clinical Research, Department of Psychiatry
Virginia Commonwealth University
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Women's Health
Richmond, VA

Denise E. Wilfley, PhD
Scott Rudolph University Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, Pediatrics and Psychology
Director, Weight Management & Eating Disorders Program
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Department of Psychiatry
St. Louis, MO


Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (0.25 credits per video). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, September 30, 2014, to September 29, 2015.

How To Participate in this Activity and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, read the articles, complete the CME posttest, and complete and return the registration form and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 3 out of 4 post-test questions correctly for each video. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Planning Committee and Faculty

Leslie L. Citrome, MD, MPH, FAPA
Carlos M. Grilo, PhD
Susan G. Kornstein, MD
Denise E. Wilfley, PhD


Ronald A. Codario, MD, FACP, RPVI, FNLA, CCMEP
Rachel E. Millner, PsyD


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears on this page and the next page.

The authors disclose that they do have significant financial interests in any products or class of products discussed directly or indirectly in this activity, including research support.

  • Planning Committee and Faculty members report the following relationship(s):

    • Leslie L. Citrome, MD, MPH, FAPA
      • Consulting Fee: Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Alkermes, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly & Co., Envivo, Forest Laboratories, Genentech Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Jazz  Pharmaceuticals, Lundbeck, Merck Worldwide, Mylan Laboratories Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Noven Pharmaceuticals, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Group, Pfizer Inc., Reckitt Benckiser, Reviva Labs, Shire Inc., Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company; Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca, Forest Laboratories, Lundbeck, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Group, Pfizer Inc., Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company; Ownership Interest: Stocks (small number of shares of common stock): Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly & Co., J & J, Merck Worldwide, Pfizer Inc.

    • Carlos M. Grilo, PhD
      • Royalty: Psychology Press - Taylor & Francis Publishers; Guilford Press
      • Consulting Fee: Shire Inc.
      • Honorarium: American Psychological Association for serving as Associate Editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, American Academy of CME for producing CME materials on binge eating disorder.

    • Susan G. Kornstein, MD
      • Consulting Fee: Eli Lilly & Co., Naurex Neuropharmaceutical Company, Pfizer Inc., Shire Inc., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
      • Contracted Research: Allergan Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Euthymics Bioscience Inc., Forest Laboratories

    • Denise E. Wilfley, PhD
      • Consulting Fee: Shire Inc.

  • Reviewers report the following relationship(s):

    • Rachel E. Millner, PsyD and Ronald A. Codario, MD, FACP, RPVI, FNLA, CCMEP
      • No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

  • Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s):
    • No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

  • Signed disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of FDA-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non-FDA approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

2014 Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2013 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.


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