Reuters (2/21, Jegtvig) reported that in a paper published online in the Journal of Adolescent Health, experts say that night eating syndrome needs further study, as it may be associated with other mental health problems. In a study of approximately 1,600 university students, researchers found that approximately 4 percent met the criteria for night eating disorder. The investigators found that the disorder was more common in those who had a history of anorexia nervosa and in those who used medications for AD/HD. The authors pointed out that night eating disorder is included as a distinct diagnosis in the most recent DSM-5.
— “Night eating disorder needs more study, ” Shereen Jegtvig, Reuters, February 21, 2014.