Effect of inositol on bulimia nervosa and binge eating

Diana Gelber, Joseph Levine, R. H. Belmaker

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    Abstract

    Objectives: This study aimed to determine whether inositol has therapeutic value in patients with bulimia nervosa and binge eating. Method: A double-blind crossover trial using 18 g inositol versus placebo was performed in 12 patients for 6 weeks in each arm. Results: Inositol was significantly better than placebo on the Global Clinical Impression, the Visual Analogue Scale, and the Eating Disorders Inventory. Discussion: Inositol is as therapeutic in patients with bulimia nervosa and binge eating as it is in patients with depression and panic and obsessive-compulsive disorders. This increases its parallelism with serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)345-348
    Number of pages4
    JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
    Volume29
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 3 Apr 2001

    Keywords

    • Binge eating
    • Bulimia nervosa
    • Inositol

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Psychiatry and Mental health

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