Binge Eating Recognized By APA Only Recently As Diagnosable Disorder

In “The Blog” for the Huffington Post (5/14, Cooper, Ma, Mft, Cch, Ceds), therapist Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS writes, “The American Psychiatric Association only recently recognized binge eating disorder as a diagnosable disorder.” The APA “defines binge eating disorder as ‘recurring episodes of eating significantly more food in a short period of time than most people would eat under similar circumstances, with episodes marked by feelings of lack of control.’” The individual who binge eats “may have feelings of guilt, embarrassment or disgust and may binge eat alone to hide the behavior.”

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— “The Truth About Binge Eating,” Rebecca Cooper, Huffington Post, May 13, 2014.

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