Thursday, February 4, 2016
Sacramento binge eating disorder treatment has some new developments
In the world of addiction, most of the attention is usually spent focused on substance abuse, and rightly so. Addiction is classified as a compulsive behavior that reaches far behind the consumption substances. For instance, binge-eating disorder is a fairly prevalent eating disorder that affects many, but is regularly under diagnosed due to the lack of awareness in the medical community. Recent estimates show that 1.6% of females and 0.8% of males have suffered with a binge eating disorder over the past year. Even more recently a screener has been developed to help identify those that might be suffering, called the Binge Eating Disorder Screener-7 (BEDS-7). The screener was developed by and team led by Barry K. Herman, MD, of Shire Development.