Binge Eating Disorder ( Bed )

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The three nationally recognized eating disorders are identified as Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa, and Binge-Eating Disorder. Eating disorders, although stereotypically viewed as a lifestyle choice, is a serious and often fatal illness that not only cause severe eating disturbances, but adverse psychological and physiological environments for the individual (National Institute of Mental Health, 2006). These disorders typically develop in the mid-to-late teen years and often carry out into early adulthood albeit also existing in late adulthood (Butcher, Mineka, & Hooley, 2004). Treatment for this class of disorder can range from various perspectives, current methodologies for binge-eating disorder point to cognitive therapies and pharmacotherapy (Reas & Grilo, 2014).
This paper will focus on and define Binge-Eating Disorder (BED) as well as its primary symptom configuration, which will also be reviewed in the amalgamated case example included in this report. Additionally, historical and current views on the etiological basis of the disorder as well as any differential diagnosis considerations and treatment methodologies associated with this illness will be discussed and lastly, an assessment of relevant literature on Binge-Eating Disorder to clarify any constructs of the disorder in individuals (pros and cons, development, and influencing factors and correlates).

Definition and Description of the Disorder and Amalgamated Case Example
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