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Binge eating disorder is defined as eating significantly more food than most people would in a similar period of time at an average frequency of at least once a week for three months and without the compensatory mechanisms associated with other eating disorders (e.g., purging). This disorder was first described in obese individuals as early as 1959 but did not become a formal diagnosis until the 1990s and was not formally added to the DSM of Mental Disorders as a distinct classification until the 5th edition. Episodes of binge eating are associated with a lack of control and with distress over eating patterns. BED puts people at an increased risk of developing future chronic pain, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension; those with BED are also more likely to have a higher body mass index and be categorized as obese.
The following healthcare professionals: psychiatrists and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in psychiatry; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with BED.
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Release Date: September 04, 2018 -- Expiration Date: September 04, 2020
Faculty: Terry Schwartz,
BED’s epidemiology, comorbidities, presentation, and diagnosis
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Faculty Disclosure: Terry Schwartz, MD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.
Disclosures of Educational Planners: Charles Turck, PharmD has no relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by an educational grant from Shire
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