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    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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    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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    touches on this: “Teasing About Weight May Put Children At Risk Of Binge Eating Disorder.” This article from The Huffington Post explores the effects of teasing about weight through the introduction of Haleigh’s experiences, and highlights one key fact: being critical of children’s weight and bodies simply increases their risk for binge eating disorder. This does not mean that binge eating directly causes weight gain; rather, it is an eating disorder that can affect people from all different…

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    Binge eating disorder is a disorder that will cause a person to feel as if they need food all the time. Having that feeling causes the person to consume large amounts of food and feel like that are not able to stop eating. It is normal for a person to over eat once in a while like on a special occasion, but when it starts to become a daily or eve hourly habit it turns into a serious problem. An individual with this type of disorder could be embarrassed about it causing them to say that they are…

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    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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    behaviors such as binge eating and loss of appetite are related to one another (Dingemans, Martijn, Jansen, & Furth, 2009). Shire US Inc. (2016) reports that binge eating disorder has become a prevalent eating disorder within the United States and therefore it has become a problem that needs to be solved. The DSM-5 defines binge eating disorder (B.E.D) as the following: “1. Eating, in a discrete period of time…an amount of food that is definitely larger than what most people would eat in a…

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    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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    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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    diagnosis of Binge Eating Disorder. There are several signs that stick out in this case to support the diagnosis of Binge Eating Disorder. To start, Andrea has gained a large amount of weight in a short amount of time, 50 pounds in 6 months to be exact. Andrea can eat excessively at least one time per week and this has been going on for the last 6 months. Binge Eating Disorder consists of gaining a large amount of weight in a small amount of time for at least a time period of 3 months. Andrea…

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    What You Need to Know About Binge-Eating Disorder, Youth Binge-eating disorder is a type of eating disorder. It is sometimes called compulsive overeating. Young people with binge-eating disorder eat large amounts of food at one time in a way that is out of control. Afterward, binge-eaters often feel guilty or ashamed of how much food they ate. Binge-eaters do not make themselves vomit (purge), restrict food, or exercise too much. People with binge-eating disorder are more likely than others to…

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