Binge Eating Disorder May Be Treated With Stimulant Drug In Future

…according to a preliminary report at MedPageToday. The drug is lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, sold in the U.S. as Vyvanse. From the article:

Binge eating disorder is now officially recognized in psychiatry’s diagnostic manual, with its inclusion in the newly released fifth edition of the APA’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5. But patients experiencing periodic urges to eat large quantities of food even when not particularly hungry, and who suffer guilt and self-loathing afterward, have been coming to psychiatrists for many years.

2 responses to “Binge Eating Disorder May Be Treated With Stimulant Drug In Future

  1. Check out the list of side effects
    Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine) FDA – Side Effects Leaflet Warning: potential for abuse
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