Binge-eating disorder is defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association 2013) as a feeding and eating disorder characterized by repeated instances of binge eating in which the individual consumes an amount of food during a limited time period that is proportionally larger than what would be typically eaten during a similar time period. Binge-eating episodes are accompanied by a sense of lack of control. While a binge-eating episode may occur in one setting, it may also begin in one setting, such as a restaurant, and continue upon returning home. Binge-eating episodes are characterized by the amount of food consumed, and by marked distress. Individuals may report eating very quickly and eating until uncomfortably full. These episodes typically occur in secrecy or social isolation and individuals report negative affect.
The disorder is classified with the feeding...
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