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A CPNP educational activity, Binge-Eating Disorder: Recognizing Symptoms and Developing a Treatment Plan, is available online. This application-based case is approved for 1 contact hour of ACPE credit and is designed for pharmacists and other healthcare professionals with minimal experience in psychiatry who have an interest in learning more about the treatment of binge eating disorder. This hands-on activity provides the opportunity to develop an appropriate treatment and monitoring plan for a patient with binge eating disorder. Learning is reinforced through an examination with answer justifications and an evidence-based, referenced case key. There is no fee for the activity and participants must complete an exam and evaluation at the end of the activity in order to receive 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Authored by Steven C. Stoner, PharmD, BCPP and Valerie L. Ruehter, PharmD, BCPP, and edited by Leigh Anne Nelson as primary editor, this is one in a series of over 30 cases that have been released by CPNP on topics ranging from depression to generalized anxiety disorder to schizophrenia. Each disease state will feature 3 levels of cases with level 1 being designed for those with minimal experience in psychiatry, level 2 for those with casual or moderate experience in psychiatry and level 3 for those with expertise in psychiatry. Each activity features a case scenario and a set of assessment questions requiring treatment planning. Reinforcement of learning is aided through answer justifications and an evidence-based, referenced case key.

After completing this activity, you should be able to:

  1. Recognize the symptoms, clinical features, and treatment goals for binge-eating disorder.
  2. Recommend and optimize appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapy for patients with binge-eating disorder.
  3. Develop an appropriate treatment and monitoring plan for a patient with binge-eating disorder on the basis of individual patient characteristics.
  4. Educate patients and caregivers on taking medications for binge-eating disorder.

You can view all released cases and we hope you enjoy and learn from this binge eating disorder case experience.

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