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.
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
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