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The phenomena of “bingeing”

  • Clive G Ballard (a1), Ramilgan N C Mohan (a2), Laurence McGibben (a3), Matthew Kurian (a3) and W Raza Silveira (a4)...

Abstract

Different authors have used markedly different definitions of bingeing. Probably the most widely used of the current definitions is the DSM III R definition which states that a large amount of food must be consumed over a short period of time. Three case histories and a case vignette are used to illustrate the different clinical syndromes which may include bingeing, when bingeing is defined in this way. The authors argue that cognitive constructs are a more precise way of defining bingeing within the context of eating disorders.

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