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Binge Eating Disorder

While Binge Eating Disorder (BED) was only recently recognized as a distinct psychiatric disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual (DSM), it is now considered the most common of all eating disorders. Approximately 40% of those affected by BED are male. BED can occur in people of all body sizes – it is no longer falsely viewed as food addiction or a weight issue. We have assembled some current information, resources and supports to help you support your family member who may be suffering from BED by understanding the current diagnostic and treatment literature. 


Online Articles

Diagnostic Criteria for Binge Eating Disorder, Susan Cowden, MS, Verywell Mind

Recommended Treatments for Binge Eating Disorder, Lauren Mulheim, PsyD, CEDS, Verywell Mind

How Meal Support Can Help Eating Disorder Recovery, Lauren Mulheim, PsyD, CEDS, Verywell Mind

Meal Support Resources, F.E.A.S.T.

Alternative to Help Prevent Binges and Purges, Lauren Mulheim, PsyD, CEDS, Verywell Mind

The #1 Medical Complication of Binge Eating Disorder: Poor General Medical and Surgical Care Arising from Weight Stigma, Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, Gaudiani Clinic

The Many Faces of Binge Eating Disorder, Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue

How Dieting Perpetuates Binge Eating, Dr. Anita Federici, Anita Federci and Associates

What it’s Like Being a Guy with Binge Eating Disorder, Ryan Sheldon, Psychology Today

Our Culture’s Fat Shaming Obsession May be Leading to Binge Eating Disorder – Here’s What You Should Know, Erica Sweeney, Parade



When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder: Practical Strategies to Help Your Teen Recover From Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating, Lauren Mulheim, PsyD, CEDS

Sick Enough, Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED

Binge Eating Disorder: The Journey to Recovery and Beyond, Amy Pershing with Chevese Turner

Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Method, Janet Treasure, Gráinne Smith and Anna Crane



Food Psyche Podcast: The Truth about Binge Eating Disorder with Amy Pershing

The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast: Ryan Sheldon on Being a Guy with Binge Eating Disorder



Understanding the Binge Cycle, Lauren Mulheim


Peer Support

F.E.A.S.T.’s Around The Dinner Table forum

Around the Dinner Table Facebook Forum

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