Food and Drug Administration (FDA), FDA News Release: FDA expands uses of Vyvanse to treat binge-eating disorder
, Rockville, MD: FDA, January 30, 2015.
The inclusion of binge-eating disorder
in DSM-5 ensures that health care professionals will have common criteria for diagnosing the disorder.
Since mild to moderate depressive feelings are clearly linked to overeating tendencies, it is important not only to increase awareness of binge-eating disorder
itself, but to ensure that more people understand the link between moods and coping mechanisms such as eating.
The treatment goals and strategies for binge-eating disorder
are similar to those for bulimia, and studies are currently evaluating the effectiveness of various interventions.
The six-week study involved 36 patients who had binge-eating disorder
according to criteria outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV, and who binged a minimum of three times per week.
The study by World Health Organization based on community epidemiological surveys conducted in 12 nations worldwide, found that binge-eating disorder
and bulimia nervosa both typically arose during adolescence and were associated with a range of later-onset mental disorder, including depression and anxiety disorders, and physical disorders, such as musculoskeletal disorders and diabetes.
ReddStone is an inpatient program that treats boys 17 and under who are struggling with anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating disorder
Seven (50%) of them had bulimia nervosa, four (29%) had binge-eating disorder
, and three (21%) had an eating disorder not otherwise specified.
Seventeen contributions from leading specialists address such topics as guided self-help for binge-eating disorder
, Internet-based treatment of body dissatisfaction, group support for weight management, and the prevention of overweight with young children and families.
Obese patients with binge-eating disorder
treated with topiramate in an open-label study binged significantly less often and lost weight, according to a study by Susan L.
The objectives of the study included determining the lifetime and 12-month prevalences of anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), binge-eating disorder
(BED) and subthreshold eating disorders; examining their sociodemographic and clinical correlates and patterns of comorbidity with other mental disorders; and to describe the magnitude of role impairment, suicidal behavior, and service use associated with these disorders.
The intensive, inpatient program will treat boys 17 and under who are struggling with anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating disorder