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Binge eating disorder finds its well-deserved place in the DSM-V (Examiner.com)

Chief Marketing Officer Julie Holland Faylor, MHS, CEDS is the National Eating Disorders Examiner. Read an excerpt below from her blog post "Binge eating disorder finds its well-deserved place in the DSM-V": The fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – the DSM-V – was released May 22. The DSM is the manual mental health professionals in the United States use to classify patients who demonstrate characteristics of certain mental health disorders.** Binge eating disorder, which is defined as “a condition involving compulsive, out-of-control episodes of eating followed by deep shame, guilt and depression,” will be one of the classifications introduced in the newest edition of the DSM.*...

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