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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.

We would also like to thank Takeda Pharmaceutical Australia for sponsoring some of the articles published in this special issue:

Kilpela, L.S., Marshall, V.B., Keel, P.K. et al. The clinical significance of binge eating among older adult women: an investigation into health correlates, psychological wellbeing, and quality of life. J Eat Disord 10, 97 (2022).

Dixon, L., Bartel, S., Brown, V. et al. Secondary outcomes and qualitative findings of an open-label feasibility trial of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate for adults with bulimia nervosa. J Eat Disord 11, 81 (2023).

O’Loghlen, E., Galligan, R. & Grant, S. Childhood maltreatment, shame, psychological distress, and binge eating: testing a serial mediational model. J Eat Disord 11, 96 (2023)

Ahmadkaraji, S., Farahani, H., Orfi, K. et al. Food addiction and binge eating disorder are linked to shared and unique deficits in emotion regulation among female seeking bariatric surgery. J Eat Disord 11, 97 (2023).

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

  1. Emotional eating is defined as a nonpathological eating behavior, whereas binge-eating disorder (BED) is defined as a pathological eating behavior. While different, both share some striking similarities, such ...

    Authors: Mahé Arexis, Gilles Feron, Marie-Claude Brindisi, Pierre-Édouard Billot and Stéphanie Chambaron
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:197
  2. Impaired metabolic response such as blood glucose fast fluctuations may be hypothesized in binge eating disorder (BED) and food addiction (FA) by virtue of the repetitive consumption of highly processed food. ...

    Authors: Marianna Rania, Mariarita Caroleo, Elvira Anna Carbone, Marco Ricchio, Maria Chiara Pelle, Isabella Zaffina, Francesca Condoleo, Renato de Filippis, Matteo Aloi, Pasquale De Fazio, Franco Arturi and Cristina Segura-Garcia
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:162
  3. Racial and ethnic discrimination are known stressors and are associated with negative psychological and physical health outcomes. Previous studies have found relationships between racial/ethnic discrimination ...

    Authors: Julia H. Raney, Abubakr A. Al-Shoaibi, Iris Y. Shao, Kyle T. Ganson, Alexander Testa, Dylan B. Jackson, Jinbo He, David V. Glidden and Jason M. Nagata
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:139
  4. Emotion regulation theories and the negative urgency concept assume that negative mood increases binge eating. Negative emotions are considered as a trigger for binge eating, while binge eating itself is regar...

    Authors: Kathrin Schag, Lea Sandler, Stephan Zipfel, Birgit Derntl and Katrin Elisabeth Giel
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:125
  5. Eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating, have become a significant health concern among young children and adolescents worldwide. The objective of this study is to examine the probable ...

    Authors: Naji Al Mestaka, Amna Alneyadi, Ali AlAhbabi, Abdulla AlMatrushi, Rehab AlSaadi and Latifa Baynouna Alketbi
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:114
  6. Binge-eating disorder) BED) is the most common eating disorder in the United-States. Daily, orally administered topiramate has shown BED treatment efficacy, with two major limitations: frequent and severe side...

    Authors: Ayala Kobo-Greenhut, Adit Zohar-Beja, Liron Hadar, Lior Itzhaki, Avraham Karasik, Yoseph Caraco, Hilel Frankenthal, Daniel Shahaf, Dana Ekstein, Iris Shichor and Eitan Gur
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:102
  7. Perfectionism is considered a vulnerability factor for eating disorders. However, the role of perfectionism in binge eating needs clarification due to notably inconsistencies between studies. The purpose to th...

    Authors: María Vicent, Carolina Gonzálvez, María José Quiles and Julio Sánchez-Meca
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:101
  8. Problematic eating behaviors can indicate obesity-related problems. Food addiction (FA) is not classified as an official diagnosis. However, given the many commonalities between FA and binge-eating disorder (B...

    Authors: Shahrzad Ahmadkaraji, Hojjatollah Farahani, Koosha Orfi and Fahimeh Fathali Lavasani
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:97
  9. Despite evidence of causal relationships between childhood maltreatment and the development of binge eating disorder (BED), research on mediating mechanisms is lacking. The present study sought to understand t...

    Authors: Elyse O’Loghlen, Roslyn Galligan and Sharon Grant
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:96
  10. Transgender youth and young adults are at increased risk for eating disorders, including binge eating disorder, yet few measures have been validated for screening purposes with the transgender population.

    Authors: Whitney Linsenmeyer, Dana Stiles, Sarah Garwood, Andrea Giedinghagen, Christopher Lewis and Gretta Strand
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:91
  11. 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

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:205

  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. “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
  20. 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
  21. 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

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:203

  22. 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