Two subgroups emerged; those reporting binge eating in the 28 days prior to baseline and those who reported no binge eating episodes. Women in the Binge group endorsed significantly higher ED, PTSD, and depression symptoms at baseline than those in the No Binge group. Although all participants showed significant reductions in PTSD symptoms and improvements in abstinence rates during the study period, the improvements for the Binge group were significantly lower.
Results Article: Cohen LR, Greenfield SF, Gordon SM, et al. Survey of Eating Disorder Symptoms Among Women in Treatment for Substance Abuse. American Journal on Addictions 2010;19(3):245-251. [get article]