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Binge Eating Related Eating Disorders

New Content ItemBinge eating or feeling out of control while consuming a large amount of food in a discrete time period, occurring at a significant frequency, is characteristic of several eating disorders, most notably Bulimia Nervosa (BN) and Binge Eating Disorder (BED). The binge eating  is sometimes followed by compensatory behaviours like self-induced vomiting (BN), can be associated with overweight and obesity (BED) and is often highly distressing and resistant to treatment. About 1.5% of adult individuals will have BN and approximately 3.0 will have BED at some point in their life. There are many factors that contribute to binge eating behaviours, including psychosocial aspects such as stress and lifestyle, biology including genetics, gender and hormonal influences, and comorbid conditions such as anxiety and depression.
With this special issue on binge eating in Journal of Eating Disorders, we would like to publish the current research in order to stimulate further investigation on the topic, especially within the eating disorder research community. 

Guest Editors: Professor Guido Frank, Professor Allan Kaplan, Professor Katrin Giel, and Associate Editor Professor Jose Appolinario

  1. There is emerging evidence that stimulants warrant further investigation as a treatment for bulimia nervosa (BN) including a recent open-label feasibility trial examining the use of lisdexamfetamine dimestylat...

    Authors: Laura Dixon, Sara Bartel, Victoria Brown, Sarrah I. Ali, Susan Gamberg, Andrea Murphy, Katherine L. Brewer, Susan L. McElroy, Allan Kaplan, Abraham Nunes and Aaron R. Keshen
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:81
  2. In a feasibility randomised controlled trial in people with overweight/obesity with and without binge eating disorder (BED) symptoms, we assessed eight weekly sessions of attention bias modification training (...

    Authors: Daniela Mercado, Jessica Werthmann, Tiago Antunes-Duarte, Iain C. Campbell and Ulrike Schmidt
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:61
  3. Binge eating disorder (BED) is defined as recurrent ingestion of an unusually large amount of food in a discrete period of time. BED has the highest prevalence of all eating disorders. Studies have shown a str...

    Authors: Zahraa A. Rasool Abbas Abdulla, Hend Omar Almahmood, Razan Raed Alghasra, Zahra Abdulameer Sadeq Alherz, Husain A. Ghaffar Alsharifa, Seham Jamal Qamber, Nadia Aaref Alomar, Fatema Ebrahim Almajed, Taher Reyadh Almahroos, Zainab Ali Alnajjas and Adel Salman Alsayyad
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:5
  4. To date, no known research has explored the link between binge eating and physical violence perpetration despite overlapping psychological constructs that underpin these behaviors (i.e., emotion regulation dif...

    Authors: Kyle T. Ganson, Nicole E. Lisi, Julia O’Connor and Jason M. Nagata
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2022 10:171
  5. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are common and linked to negative health outcomes. Previous studies have found associations between ACEs and binge-eating disorder (BED), though they have mainly focused on...

    Authors: Jonathan Chu, Julia H. Raney, Kyle T. Ganson, Kelsey Wu, Ananya Rupanagunta, Alexander Testa, Dylan B. Jackson, Stuart B. Murray and Jason M. Nagata
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2022 10:168
  6. Recent research suggests that anhedonia, or the inability to experience pleasure, is elevated in individuals with eating disorders (EDs). However, past literature has only studied anhedonia in EDs as a unidime...

    Authors: Sarah C. Dolan, Erin E. Reilly, Tiffany A. Brown, Megan E. Shott and Guido K. W. Frank
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2022 10:161
  7. Loss of control eating (LOC-E) in youth predicts the later development of full-syndrome binge-eating disorder (BED), and therefore, could be a relevant target for prevention treatments. To develop these treatm...

    Authors: Aaron R. Keshen, Anja Hilbert, Victoria Taylor, Anastasia L. Harris, Nami Trappenberg, Joseph Sadek, Guido K.W. Frank and Stuart B. Murray
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2022 10:152
  8. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent public health measures have resulted in a worsening of eating disorder symptoms and an increase in psychological distress. The present study examined symptoms and behaviors...

    Authors: Melissa Freizinger, Grace B. Jhe, Suzanne E. Dahlberg, Emily Pluhar, Amanda Raffoul, Wallis Slater and Lydia A. Shrier
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2022 10:125
  9. “Cheat meals”, described as brief eating episodes that depart from established dietary practices to consume prohibited foods, represent a novel and increasingly common eating behavior with particular salience ...

    Authors: Kyle T. Ganson, Mitchell L. Cunningham, Eva Pila, Rachel F. Rodgers, Stuart B. Murray and Jason M. Nagata
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2022 10:113
  10. COVID-19 confinement affected lifestyles. There is inconclusive evidence about changes in eating patterns, and there are few studies on the impact on body mass index (BMI), the occurrence of dysfunctional beha...

    Authors: Tamara Escrivá-Martínez, Marta Miragall, Rocío Herrero, Marta Rodríguez-Arias and Rosa M. Baños
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2022 10:100
  11. One type of overnutrition, binge eating (BE; eating an unusually large amount of food with loss of control), is prevalent among older adult women. Yet, little is known about the clinical significance of this e...

    Authors: Lisa Smith Kilpela, Victoria B. Marshall, Pamela K. Keel, Andrea Z. LaCroix, Sara E. Espinoza, Savannah C. Hooper and Nicolas Musi
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2022 10:97
  12. Multi-family therapy (MFT-BN) is a new treatment for adolescent bulimia nervosa with emerging empirical support. It extends the bulimia nervosa focussed family therapy model, by offering treatment in a group s...

    Authors: Anabel Escoffié, Natalie Pretorius and Julian Baudinet
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2022 10:91