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  • Binge Eating Disorders

    For years, eating disorders have effected the self-esteems and lives of many, many people. Eating disorders impact males and females, people of all ages and ethnicities. In fact, the majority of the population will be affected by an eating disorder at some point in their lifetime. Until three years ago, there were only two eating disorders in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. After great effort and the completion of much research, the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual), has recently added binge eating disorder as its own official disorder, rather than just a symptom of bulimia nervosa, to its fifth edition. So, what has made binge eating disorder qualify as its own…

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  • Binge Eating Disorder Research Paper

    Eating is an important part of human life, we consume food for nutrition and energy to help us survive. At present days, we have developed thousands of types of food not only for survival, but also for enjoyment and pleasure. We all overeat occasionally to cope with stress or celebrate for something. For example, eating birthday cakes after you already had a big all-you-can-eat dinner and felt really full at a friend’s birthday party. Overeating is normal among us, but when it becomes a daily…

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  • Essay On Binge Eating Disorder

    Binge Eating Disorder has oftentimes been categorized with Anorexia and Bulimia. Respectively, each of the disorders is well known in twenty-first century society. Binge Eating Disorder is very different from the other two, and becomes a little misunderstood. Anorexia is essentially starving yourself of food to lose weight. “Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the United States; it is estimated to affect 1-5% of the general population. BED affects 3.5% of women, 2% of…

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  • Binge Eating Disorder

    Eating too much isn 't abnormal-- think about Thanksgiving and Christmas, and when you stuff yourself with holiday treats. There is a big difference between obesity and the psychological disorder called BED. 5% of the world’s population having had this illness at some point in their life. Binge Eating Disorder can be defined as excessive periods of overeating to the point of being uncomfortable, even if one is not hungry. People who binge eat tend to have a restricted diet during the day and…

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  • Binge Eating Disorders: A Case Study

    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, 2006) Other references suggest that the…

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  • Binge Eating Disorder: A Case Study

    has Binge-Eating Disorder (BED). There are five major criteria that must be met for the Binge-Eating Disorder diagnosis. The first key feature of this diagnosis is that there must be recurrent episodes of binge eating. Binge eating is considered eating food, within 2-hour periods, in larger portions than what most people would eat in the same timeframe as well as having a lack of control over the eating during the episode. The lack of control would be a feeling that one could not control or stop…

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  • Psychological Disorders: Binge Eating, Hoarding Di

    There are many psychological disorders that exist in the world today, some of which are new to society. People being diagnosed with these new mental disorders are frequent, and explain behaviors that were exhibited decades ago. Binge Eating, Hoarding Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are the three types of disorders that will be discussed in the following paragraphs. Binge Eating is a common disorder with youth and early adulthood. This disorder is branded by compulsive…

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  • Summary Of Stacy: Binge Eating Disorder

    The video Stacy: Binge Eating Disorder examines the life of a middle aged mother named Stacy, who suffered from Binge Eating Disorder (BED). Some of Stacy’s family struggled with issues regarding weight, and Stacy’s father would play a game with her involving pointing out individuals who were overweight. After her first year of college, her father told her she had gained weight. Stacy’s friend taught her how to purge; this is where her binge eating and purging began. After many years of…

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  • Binge Eating Disorders Affecting Teenagers

    Why binge eating disorders affect more to teenagers? Every three teenagers who seek treatment for their weight are compulsive eaters. In 1959, Albert Stunkard (a professor of the University of Pennsylvania) was the first person to describe binge eating as a medical disorder in obese people. In a study done with a group of patients with obesity, Stunkard made the observation that each of the patients had a pattern of nocturnal ingestion in which he called it “Night Eating Syndrome.” However, in…

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  • Personal Narrative: Binge Eating Disorder

    Failure- I failed immensely during the end of my sophomore year of high school. Through a vigilant consideration of my eating habits as well as my vexing emotions towards dining with others, I accepted I had an infatuation with food. In less than 4 months, I gained 17.2 pounds, which lead me to discover that I possessed drastic symptoms for Binge Eating Disorder. I overcame my eating disorder, by focusing on playing softball and controlling my stress, I lost 12 pounds over the summer. I started…

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