Symptomology Case Studies

or more (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Symptomology noted in the DSM-V include eating until uncomfortably full even when not feeling physically hungry, a sense of lack of control when eating, and marked distress from the behavior. Individuals may also experience embarrassment or guilt from the habit and will eat alone as a result and may also have difficulties sleeping and face depression. Diagnostic features for the disorder take into account recurrent episodes of binge eating spanning 3 months, with an episode at least once a week. Although the compulsion can lead to excessive weight gain (i.e. obesity), it is noteworthy, however, to discern that most obese individuals do not participate in binge eating habits (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Other related problems identified as comorbidity, which include problems with the heart and kidneys, the development of diabetes, obesity, and depression may also arise in these cases (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2012).
Case Example:
I’ve wanted to become a chef ever since the age of 10. I was fascinated with food and my mother enjoyed watching cooking shows
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In the same fashion, there has been little direct to a single factor responsible for the cause and development of Binge-Eating Disorder as it is. However, as the years progress and eating disorders become more prevalent, different sources state their predictions following the mentioned factors above. The DSM in its current edition (5th; 2013) emphasizes a genetic or physiological predisposition whereas the National Institute of Health points to an obsession with food, body weight and shape, and a disruption in thinking patterns and development of compulsive eating (National Institute of Mental Health,

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