publication . Other literature type . 2002

Binge Eating Disorder and Its Relationship to Bulimia Nervosa and Obesity

LaCaille, Lara Schultz;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 May 2002
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Recent research indicates that 2% to 4% of the population meet diagnostic criteria for the newly proposed binge eating disorder, and that it is much more common (30%) among the treatment-seeking obese. Although recognized as a significant problem, binge eating disorder is l1l not well understood, and there is debate about whether binge eating disorder is a distinct disorder. It has been argued that binge eating disorder is simply a variant or milder form of bulimia nervosa and not a separate and distinct disorder. Researchers have begun to study this population in greater depth in order to assess the characteristics of individuals with binge eating disorder, the...
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Medical Subject Headings: digestive, oral, and skin physiology
free text keywords: binge eating, eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, obesity, Psychology
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