Overcoming Binge Eating NBCC Approved

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Define binge eating and distinguish it from overeating.
  2. Identify 6 characteristics of a binge.
  3. Describe the frequency and duration of binges in patients with bulimia nervosa.
  4. List 12 triggers of binges.
  5. Provide classification and description of binge eating problems.
  6. Recount the epidemiology of binge eating and bulimia nervosa.
  7. Describe the psychological and social problems associated with binge eating.
  8. Describe the three types of dieting and their psychological effects.
  9. Describe the personality characteristics of people who binge.
  10. Describe the physical problems associated with binge eating.
  11. Discuss the complex relationship between obesity, dieting and binge eating.
  12. Describe the adverse physical effects of self-induced vomiting.
  13. Identify the psychological, social, and physical factors that might be causes of binge eating.
  14. List similarities and differences between binge eating and substance abuse.
  15. Describe the application of the addiction model, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, to the treatment of binge eating.
  16. Evaluate the use of antidepressant drugs in the treatment of binge eating.
  17. Describe the core elements of the cognitive-behavioral approach to the treatment of binge eating.
  18. Describe step-by-step the self-help program for those who binge eat.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What Is a Binge?

Chapter 2: Binge Eating, Eating Disorders, and Obesity

Chapter 3: Who Binges?

Chapter 4: Psychological and Social Problems Associated With Binge Eating

Chapter 5: Physical Problems Associated With Binge Eating

Chapter 6: Causes of Binge Eating Problems

Chapter 7: Binge Eating and Addiction

Chapter 8: Treatment of Binge Eating Problems

Part II: A Self-Help Program For Those Who Binge