Effects Of Binge Eating On Eating Disorders

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Purging Disorder is characterized by recurrent purging (self -induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas) to control weight or shape in the absence of binge eating episodes. (Forney, Haedt-Matt, & Keel, 2014) There are many behaviors associated with purging disorder such as binge eating which leads to loss of control, or overeating in anorexia nervosa. (Goldschmidt et al., 2015) Sociocultural and psychiatric factors are also believed to be important in the subject of weight concerns, dieting, and unhealthy weight control practices. (Simone et al., 1996; Symth et al., 2008) Binge eating is the strongest predictor of purging, loss of control, and overeating. Each were associated with a higher likelihood of purging than non-pathological eating. (Goldschmidt et al., 2015) Researchers had participants trained in how to record mood, stressful events, and behavior for event contingent (completed after any eating episodes or anorexia nervosa behaviors such as binge eating and purging), interval-contingent (nightly assessments) and signal-contingent recordings (completed response to six daily semi-random prompts by investigators occurring every 2-3 hours. Participants recorded their behaviors and results showed that purging (in the absence of loss of control, and/overeating) may serve to regulate negative affect in a similar way as binge eating. Purging may simply delay the experience of a negative mood. Both loss of control and overeating appeared to be important…
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