Category: Night Eating

Nighttime Eating & Night Eating Syndrome

Night view Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Night eating syndrome (NES) is a rare but harmful condition that was first recognized in the 1950s. An estimated 1.5% of the population struggles with night eating syndrome. However, the actual number may be much higher, as the condition is not widely known [1]. Night eating syndrome [...]
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The Night Eating Diagnostic Syndrome Questionnaire

Eating Disorder Hope Art Gallery boat on yellow sea For starters, some of you may not know that Night Eating Syndrome (NES) is an actual disorder. NES falls under the DSM-5 category of “Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED)” and is estimated to impact approximately 1.5% of the general population [1]. The diagnosis itself involves individuals having “repeated episodes of eating at night including [...]
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Defining Night Eating Syndrome Disorder

Woman struggling with eating disorder during COVID-19 Many of us know the main eating disorder diagnoses – anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. However, beyond these, there are many disordered eating behaviors and potential diagnoses such as Night Eating Syndrome (NES) that are described under the “Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder” category of the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and [...]
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Night Eating Syndrome: Signs and Symptoms

Man with compulsive overeating issues Night Eating Syndrome (NES) is a somewhat rare but debilitating illness characterized by eating the vast majority of calories in the late evening or throughout the night. Since the disorder was first described in the 1950s by Albert Stunkard, a psychiatrist at the University of Pennsylvania, NES hasn’t been clinically studied, but its estimated that [...]
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