Liczba stron: 216
Wydanie: 2009 r.
Binge eating is the critical feature of binge eating disorder. Binge eating disorder is regarded as the third eating disorder.Traditionally, binge eating is seen as a variant of Bulimia and treated accordingly. According to the research findings of this study, the treatment of binge eating is not very effective, as the disorder is resistant to both psychological and medical treatment. The current study attempted to find out whether binge eaters themselves could shed some light on the uncertainties around the illness.The participants were patients of the researcher and were from the Western Cape, South Africa. The analysis produced eleven themes, a description of the essence of binge eating and two higher-order factors of the 16 PF.The results of the analysis indicate that binge eaters experience a variety of emotions and that their psychological histories and personalities play a role in the illness.It became clear from the current research that both developmental and psychological aspects give rise to the illness. Addiction to carbohydrates is also present.The research shows that binge eating occurs within the personality dynamics of anxiety and social dependency.