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Abstract

This book provides a comprehensive overview of our current understanding of binge eating, which is characterized by the uncontrollable consumption of large amounts of food in a discrete time period. Written by experts on eating disorders, it first introduces the phenotype of binge eating, including its epidemiology and assessment. It then describes the underlying neurobiological alterations, drawing on cutting-edge animal models and human studies to do so. In addition, it extensively discusses current treatment models, including medication, psychotherapy, self-interventions and disease prevention. Lastly, an outlook on the future research agenda rounds out the coverage. Given binge eating’s current status as an under-researched symptom, but one shared across many eating disorders, this book provides an up-to-date, integrative and comprehensive synthesis of recent research and offers a valuable reference for scientists and clinicians alike.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages321
ISBN (Electronic)9783030435622
ISBN (Print)9783030435615
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Addiction
  • Binge eating
  • Body perception
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Loss-of-control eating
  • Neuroendcrine alterations
  • Psychosocial factors
  • Psychotherapy
  • Reward processing
  • Sex hormones

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