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Patient Perspective: Living With Binge Eating Disorder

Laura Kaponer, Certified Peer Support Specialist, sits down with Dr. Miranda Fisher to share her story on being diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder. She discusses the impact it can have both personally and professionally and helpful tools she’s discovered throughout her treatment journey.


  • Laura Kaponer, CPSS is a mental health advocate, blogger, and Certified Peer Support Specialist from Bluffton, South Carolina.
  • Miranda Fisher, PhD is a Medical Science Liaison for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization, Inc. Dr. Fisher earned her PhD from the University of South Carolina.

Laura Kaponer is a paid consultant of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
Miranda Fisher is an employee of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.


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