Loss of Control Eating Following Weight Loss Surgery

Sponsored by Yale University

Phase Quota
Phase N/A

This study will test the effectiveness of two distinct behavioral treatments for loss of control eating following bariatric surgery: 1. Behavioral Weight Loss Treatment 2. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy These treatments will be compared to Standard-of-Care.

Study Start Date: September 2014

Estimated Completion Date: August 2019

Specialties: Psychiatry: Eating Disorders Surgery: Endocrine Endocrinology: Obesity


  • Behavioral: Behavioral Weight Loss Treatment
  • Behavioral: Standard-of-Care
  • Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Inclusion criteria

  • Gastric bypass surgery or sleeve gastrectomy patients from Yale Bariatric/Gastrointestinal Surgery Program
  • 5-8 months post-bariatric surgery
  • Regular loss of control eating (once weekly during past month)
  • Read English proficiently enough to read patient self-care materials and study assessments
  • Available for duration of treatment plus follow-up period
  • Agree to study procedures

Exclusion criteria

  • Current enrollment in a formal exercise program
  • Medical status judged by the surgeon as contraindication (rare instances of need for additional surgery or medical instability)
  • Unable to ambulate
  • Current medications that influence eating/weight
  • Current substance dependence or other severe psychiatric disturbance (e.g., suicidality) that requires immediate treatment

Study Locations And Contact Information

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