- The US Food and Drug Administration has accepted its New Drug Application for dasotraline, a novel dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, for the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe binge eating
disorder, biopharmaceutical company Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc said.
And, is treating eating issues such as binge eating
disorder as an 'addiction' helpful or harmful?
"Craving for foods high in fat - this includes many junk foods - is an important part of obesity and binge eating
," said Jonathan Hommel, lead author of the study.
"Although we traditionally think about self-imposed dieting (to lose weight) as associated with binge eating
, our findings suggest that externally-imposed restrictions on food are also related to binge eating
Dialectical behavior therapy skills training flourished as a standalone treatment for a vast range of clinical conditions, including binge eating
and other eating problems (Valentine, Bankoff, Poulin, Reidler, and Pantalone, 2015).
For the study, Cynthia Bulik, Founding Director of the Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders at UNC and one of the researchers behind BEGIN, haveinvited 1,000 participants, ages 18 or older, who have experience with either binge eating
disorder or bulimia nervosa and own an iPhone (model 5 or newer).
A systematic search of articles from scientific journals was carried out in February 2015 through the Medline and PsycINFO databases, using the following English keywords: "Binge Eating
Disorder", "Binge-Eating Disorder", "Obesity", "male" and "men", which should appear in the title, abstract, and keywords of the articles.
There are a number of risk factors associated with the condition, including a family history of binge eating
, which places you at a higher risk.
You might have heard of eating disorders like anorexia nervosa (characterized by weight loss) and bulimia nervosa (binge eating
followed by purging), but you may not be aware that binge eating
is classified as another type of eating disorder, which can be serious and life threatening, though treatable.
is a brain disorder that could be targeted by an anti-obesity pill, according to a study.
"The study found that in addition to an increased prevalence of binge eating
disorder, this population also displayed picking/nibbling behavior, which was correlated with higher body mass and binge eating
behavior," she says.
Global Markets Direct's, 'Binge Eating
Disorder - Pipeline Review, H1 2016', provides an overview of the Binge Eating
Disorder pipeline landscape.