Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Compulsive eating; Eating disorders;
An exploration of the DSM IV-TR research diagnostic criterion of Binge Eating Disorder (BED), its etiology, and viable treatments was conducted. The purpose of this literature review was to provide more information for mental health professionals treating clients who may fit the criteria for BED. Published research literature and treatment manuals were utilized in this review. It was concluded that there are many potential risk/maintenance factors linked to the development of BED, and that treatment interventions involving mindfulness appear to be effective in minimizing the symptoms of BED. Given the current obesity statistics among U.S. adults, it seems quite important mental health practitioners learn more about BED criterion, etiology, and treatment interventions.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Linda J. Nebbe
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©2009 Amy C. Ebert
Ebert, Amy C., "An exploration of the diagnostic criterion, etiology, and treatment of binge eating disorder" (2009). Graduate Research Papers. 577.