Case Study (American Psychiatric Association, 2012)

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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:
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I noticed that I couldn’t fit into my clothes and got out of breath easily. Learning this made me sad and emotional and the eating persisted for another 3 months before my parents finally intervened. They brought me to a medical doctor at first, suggesting that it was my depression causing me to eat so much when really it was the reverse. I don’t really know why I ate so much, only that I did and I had no sense of control when I did so and gained some serious weight as a result. I dropped out of volleyball and the other teams I had been a part of because of loss of interest and depression settling from not being able to walk or do any activity without feeling winded. In total, the cycle continued for 6-7 months, but I knew that at any moment, I could really lose it and start all over again. (Comer, 2015) (Hall & Cohn, 1980) (White, Grilo, O 'Malley, & Potenza,

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