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Replacing the term “binge eating” with “loss of control over eating” affects eating disorder screening in clinical care
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Psychology in Healthcare.
2015 (English)In: Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, ISSN 1871-403X, E-ISSN 1878-0318, Vol. 9, no 5, 531-532 p.Article in journal, Letter (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Having episodes of binge eating is central to the binge eating disorder (BED) and bulimia nervosa (BN) diagnoses but may be difficult to assess accurately through self-report instruments and estimates of prevalence varies [1,2]. Some researchers have reported lower levels of binge eating in clinical interviews where interviewers may use follow up questions and correct misunderstandings, compared with self-report questionnaires [3]. Another reason for mixed results may be the negative stigma of binge eating behaviours and thus the embarrassment of admitting having binge eating episodes [4,5].

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2015. Vol. 9, no 5, 531-532 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-264276DOI: 10.1016/j.orcp.2015.05.006ISI: 000363943400012PubMedID: 26021442OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-264276DiVA: diva2:859716
Available from: 2015-10-08 Created: 2015-10-08 Last updated: 2015-12-09Bibliographically approved

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