International Journal of Unani and Integrative Medicine

2018, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Part APages: 20-23

Binge eating disorder: Causes, consequences and management

Tabasum Fatima, Mushtaq Beigh and Syed Zameer Hussain
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Binge eating disorder (BED) is a relatively new eating disorder which was first described in 1992, and became a distinct nosological entity that describes the eating disturbance of a large number of individuals, particularly teens and adults who suffer from recurrent binge eating and generally become obese, even though BED is not limited to obese individuals only. The factors which lead to BED include biological abnormalities, physiological, social and cultural factors. BED is associated with increased psychopathology including depression and personality disorders. Eating disorder treatments such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) or interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) improve binge eating with abstinence rates of about 50%. Antidepressants are also effective in reducing binge eating, though less than psychotherapy
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