Binge eating disorder is an overeating disorder, in which people consume large amounts of food uncontrolledly and doesn’t even feel like stopping. This disorder was mostly observed in adults, who overeat in any of the situations (eg. Guilt, depression, disgust, etc.) inorder to handle and manage the situation.
Signs and symptoms: This Binge eating disorder is characterized by behavioral and emotional symptoms which can be described as follows: Behavioral symptoms: • Eating more than required • Eating even after full • Eating continuously throughout the day with no particular time Emotional symptoms: • Over eating when stressed • Over eating when left alone
Treatment: There is no in particular medication for the treatment of this disorder. One should go for an advice from physicians, nutritionists, psychiatrists, psychologists. Of all these cognitive behavioral therapy is considered as the best effective treatment for the Binge eating disorder. Bariatric surgery is also considered.
Epidemiological studies on EDNOS are sparse, because of its heterogeneity and undefined operational criteria, except for BED, for which in DSM-IV research criteria were formulated. In a Spanish population-based study using the Public Health Registry to identify eating disorder cases diagnosed by mental health professionals, the incidence rate of EDNOS was 6.5 (95 % CI: 4.8-7.9) per 100 000 inhabitants per year. A British national surveillance study of newly diagnosed eating disorders in pediatric and psychiatric care found an incidence rate of 1.2 per 100 000 person-years for EDNOS among children <13 years. To our knowledge no incidence studies on BED yet exist. Binge eating as a disordered eating behavior or symptom is quite common among adolescents: In a longitudinal study of a large cohort of US adolescents, the incidence rate for binge eating was 10.1 per 1000 person-years among females and 6.6 per 1000 person-years among males (both sexes ≥ 14 years), which translates into 1010 per 100 000 person-years and 660 per 100 000 person-years among female and male adolescents, respectively