Binge Eating Disorder
Binge Eating Disorder has been included as an eating disorder diagnosis for the
first time in DSM-5. Critically review the arguments for and against its inclusion, assessing
its validity as a diagnosis. Discuss the implications of inclusion in DSM-5 for treatment,
including an evaluation of at least one psychological treatment approach.
For this essay you need to:
? Describe the features of BED, including the diagnostic criteria in DSM-5.
? Critically review the literature related to its inclusion as a clinical diagnosis. Make sure
you examine counter arguments.
? Assess the validity of this diagnosis.
? Describe the implications of inclusion of this diagnosis in DSM-5 for the treatment of
? Evaluate the effectiveness of at least one psychological treatment for BED.