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Clin Neuropharmacol. 2019 Nov/Dec;42(6):214-216. doi: 10.1097/WNF.0000000000000367.

Lisdexamfetamine in Pediatric Binge Eating Disorder: A Retrospective Chart Review.

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Lindner Center of HOPE, Mason.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.



The purpose of this retrospective chart review was to evaluate lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (LDX) in the treatment of pediatric binge eating disorder (BED).


We examined the clinical records of 25 patients, 12 to 19 years of age, who were prescribed LDX and had a diagnosis of BED between 2014 and 2017.


Binge eating disorder in adolescents was highly comorbid with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, mood and anxiety disorders, and severe obesity. Fifteen participants reported some level of improvement of their BED symptoms with LDX treatment. Posttreatment body mass index (BMI) percentile was not significantly reduced, and all but 2 participants remained in their same BMI classification. Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate treatment duration was not associated with change in BMI percentile, and the medication was well tolerated.


Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate may have clinical utility for BED in adolescents, but randomized, placebo-controlled studies of its efficacy, tolerability, and safety in this population are needed.

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