Relationship Between Depression and Binge-Eating Disorder

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Running Head: LITERATURE REVIEW 1 The Relationship between Depression and Binge-Eating Disorder- Literature Review Foundations of Addictive and Compulsive Behaviors LITERATURE REVIEW 2 Abstract The focus of this intervention design is the relationship between binge-eating disorder and depression. In May of 2013, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition was published. With this publication came the introduction of binge-eating disorder as a formal, independent diagnosis. As a result, there is a gap in the literature in…show more content…
It was originally considered that, like bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa, binge-eating disorders occurred in females at a rate of 10 to 1 (Striegel-Moore and Franko, 2003). But studies have shown that a significant portion of men have binge-eating disorder as well ( Early trials showed that although the samples were not separated for race or gender, it became evident that binge-eating disorder affected both differing races and genders in similar ways. These studies lead to the first “large-scale surveys to examine eating disorders in male and non-White populations” (Striegel-Moore and Franko, 2003, p. S22). Studies have shown that “approximately 29% of subjects in weight control programs met the criteria for [binge-eating disorder],” (Spitzer, Yanovski, Wadden, Wing, Marcus. Stunkard, Devlin, Mitchell, Hasin, & Horne, 1992, p. 137). Possible risk factors for binge-eating disorder are still largely unknown at this time (Striegel-Moore and Franko, 2003), although some similarities amongst clients have been identified. These include: preoccupation with body image and weight, impairment in social functioning, significant time of adult life spent dieting, and a history of mental health concerns including alcoholism, depression, and anxiety (Spitzer et al., 1992). Studies have shown that there is evidence of high rates of comorbidity between binge-eating and other psychiatric and physical health
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