Recurrent binge eating (RBE) and its characteristics in a sample of young women in Germany

Munsch, S. and Becker, E. and Meyer, A. H. and Schneider, S. and Margraf, J.. (2007) Recurrent binge eating (RBE) and its characteristics in a sample of young women in Germany. European eating disorders review : the professional journal of the Eating Disorders Association, 1. pp. 385-399.

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OBJECTIVE: To examine the characteristics of recurrent binge eating (RBE) in a non-treatment-seeking sample from the general population. RBE individuals are described in terms of socio-economic status, general psychopathology, and comorbidity rates of mental disorders. METHOD: Participants were 1877 German females aged 18-24 years from a population-based epidemiological study. RESULTS/DISCUSSION: The point prevalence of RBE in our sample was 0.9% (N = 17). Compared to healthy women, subjects with RBE suffered more often from comorbid mental disorders and also exhibited more general psychopathology: They were similar to women with other mental disorders and other eating disorders (EDs). RBE seems to be a syndrome of clinical significance itself and might be an important risk factor for the development of further EDs, especially binge eating disorder (BED) and other mental disorders.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Ehemalige Einheiten Psychologie > Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie (Margraf)
UniBasel Contributors:Meyer, Andrea Hans
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:John Wiley
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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