Binge Eating Disorder and body image perception among university students
About this resource
Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is characterized by recurrent episodes of compulsive eating, without any compensatory behavior to avoid possible gain weight. Individuals who suffer from eating disorders often show negative self-image. The present paper aimed to assess BED prevalence and self-image disorders among university students in the city of Sao Jose do Rio Preto, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The survey had the participation of 217 undergraduates. The following procedures were carried out: a personal data questionnaire, the Binge Eating Scale and a figure scale. In the surveyed population, 12.90% showed BED. Most subjects (86.32%) chose larger figures when compared to their current BMI, overestimating their body size. Furthermore, BED individuals showed higher self-image inadequacy in comparison to people without the disorder. Therefore, this is a public health problem to which undergraduates are exposed; forthcoming studies may be carried out to understand BED and associated comorbidities. (c) 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
Pharmacological treatment of binge eating disorder: Update review and synthesis
INTRODUCTION: Binge eating disorder (BED), a formal eating disorder diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), is characterized by recurrent binge eating, marked distress about binge eating, and the absence of extreme weight compensatory behaviors.Read more
Binge eating disorder revisited: what's new, what's different, what's next.
Binge eating disorder (BED) is the most common type of eating disorder.Read more
Decision-making impairments in women with binge eating disorder in comparison with obese and normal weight women
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current study was to examine decision making in female patients with binge eating disorder (BED) in comparison with obese and normal weight women.Read more
Beyond the tip of the iceberg: Adolescent weight development of women and men with features of binge eating disorder
Objective Binge eating disorder (BED) is a clinical eating disorder that is strongly and bidirectionally related to overweight and obesity.Read more