Submitted for Publication: April 22, 2014; final revision received August 5, 2014; accepted August 15, 2014.
Published Online: January 14, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.2162.
Study concept and design: McElroy, Hudson, Wilfley, Ferreira-Cornwell, Gao, Wang, Whitaker, Jonas, Gasior.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: McElroy, Hudson, Mitchell, Ferreira-Cornwell, Gao, Wang, Whitaker, Jonas, Gasior.
Drafting of the manuscript: McElroy, Ferreira-Cornwell, Gao, Wang, Whitaker, Gasior.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Gao, Wang, Whitaker, Gasior.
Obtained funding: Jonas.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Ferreira-Cornwell, Gao, Jonas.
Study supervision: McElroy, Mitchell, Wilfley, Ferreira-Cornwell, Gao, Jonas.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr McElroy is a consultant to or member of the scientific advisory boards of Alkermes, Bracket, Corcept, F. Hoffmann-LaRoche, Ltd, MedAvante, Naurex, Shire, Sunovian, and Teva; has received grant support from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Alkermes, AstraZeneca, Cephalon (now Teva), Eli Lilly and Company, Forest, Marriott Foundation, National Institute of Mental Health, Naurex, Orexigen, Pfizer, Shire, Takeda, and Transcept; is listed as an inventor on US patent 6,323,236 B2 (Use of Sulfamate Derivatives for Treating Impulse Control Disorders); and, along with the patent’s assignee, University of Cincinnati, has received payments from Johnson & Johnson, which has exclusive rights under the patent. Dr Hudson has received consulting fees from Alkermes, Genentech, HealthCore, Pfizer, Roche, and Shire and has received grant support from Eli Lilly and Company, Otsuka, and Shire. Dr Mitchell is a consultant to Shire and served as an investigator on a Shire-funded protocol. Dr Wilfley has received research support from Shire and United Health. Drs Ferreira-Cornwell, Gao, Whitaker, and Gasior hold stock and/or stock options in Shire Development, LLC. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by Shire Development, LLC, including funding to Scientific Communications & Information and Complete Healthcare Communications, Inc, for support in writing and editing the manuscript.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding source was involved in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and preparation, review, and approval of the manuscript. The authors exercised control over the content of the manuscript and over the decision to submit the manuscript to JAMA Psychiatry.
Additional Contributions: Under the direction of the authors, Michael Pucci, PhD, Scientific Communications & Information, Parsippany, New Jersey, provided writing assistance for the manuscript. Under the direction of Robert Axford-Gatley, MD, Complete Healthcare Communications, Inc, Chadds Fords, Pennsylvania, provided editorial assistance in formatting, proofreading, copy editing, and fact checking. These contributors are employees of the companies that were contracted by Shire Development, LCC, to provide editorial assistance.