Category: Night Eating

Defining Night Eating Syndrome Disorder

Black Woman thinking about child in Anorexia Recovery 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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