Category: Binge Eating Disorder

Binge Eating and Menstrual Disorders

Woman battling self-harm We’ve all heard the long-running and, frankly, tired jokes about women and PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome). These jokes are often used to shrug off an assertive, emotional, or a direct woman’s opinions with the invalidating message that “they’re just PMS-ing.” As insulting as this is, there is truth to the fact that the menstrual cycle causes [...]
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Evidence-Based Treatment for Treating Binge Eating Disorder

Woman by the river thinking about Eating Disorders in Transgender Women Binge-Eating Disorder (BED) is was not officially recognized by the psychological community until added to the 5th version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual in 2013 (DSM-V). BED is distinguished by recurring behaviors of [1]: Eating large amounts of food in one sitting A sense of loss of control while bingeing Feelings of shame and [...]
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Body Awareness Therapy Benefits in Binge Eating Disorder Treatment

Lady working with therapist with Body Awareness Therapy We are expanding our understanding of Binge Eating Disorder (BED) more than ever before, gaining a deeper understanding of the psychology, experiences, and symptoms of those struggling. Even so, a recent study published in the Journal of Eating Disorders noted that this information doesn’t seem to be applied to current treatment methodologies and hypothesizes that this [...]
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Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and also, Food Addiction?

sketch of the human brain and Cortical Folding Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa  There has been some debate over the diagnostic groups, characterization, and relevance to therapy for patients with disordered eating. However, Eating Disorders are important and common. Estimates suggest that the prevalence of Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is 0.6%, 1.0% for Bulimia Nervosa (BN), and 2.8% for Binge Eating Disorder (BED). [...]
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Defining & Identifying Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder – OSFED

Woman sitting on a beach Bargaining in Eating Disorder Recovery Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED) is a diagnostic category of disordered eating. Previously known as “Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified” or EDNOS (the category was updated in 2013 with the release of the newest edition of the DSM, the DSM-5), it encompasses those people who do not meet strict diagnostic criteria for anorexia [...]
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Binge Eating Disorder and Male Athletes

Male on Pommel Horse representing binge eating disorder and male athletes fighting EDs After years in sports, it came to my attention that male athletes had been overlooked when it came to eating disorders,” [1] says Rebecca McConville, a registered dietitian who specializes in helping athletes with food, weight, body image, and sports performance. McConville, who has worked with both the University of Missouri Athletic Department and the [...]
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New Treatment for Binge Eating Disorder

binge eating disorder talk therapy Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Binge eating is a behavior that is relatively common on certain occasions within our society, such as holiday gatherings and preparatory meals before marathons or other sporting events. However, this behavior can easily evolve into a diagnosable mental health condition called binge eating disorder. So, what is [...]
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Binge Eating Disorder & Type 2 Diabetes Considerations

Brain Reward Response on Anorexia Binge-eating disorder (BED) and it’s related behaviors have been found to co-occur with some medical conditions, including type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Researchers have placed heavy emphasis on a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) as being responsible for part of this relationship. [1] A recent study by Papelbaum and colleagues published in September of 2019 [...]
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Research Seeks to Understand the Neural Mechanisms of Vyvanse on Binge Eating Disorder

Doctor researching effectiveness of Vyvanse on Binge Eating Disorder While psychotherapy is still the first line of treatment for individuals struggling with Binge Eating Disorder (BED), researchers are working to find other treatment avenues that might be successful. One of these avenues is how pharmaceuticals may be helpful in altering the neurological and biological mechanisms behind the disorder and learning the effectiveness of Vyvanse on [...]
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