Special Section Review Article/Eating Disorders in DSM-V: Review of Existing Literature (Part 2)
The validity and clinical utility of night eating syndrome
Article first published online: 20 JUL 2009
Copyright © 2009 American Psychiatric Association. This Article is being co-published by the International Journal of Eating Disorders and the American Psychiatric Association.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 42, Issue 8, pages 720–738, December 2009
How to Cite
Striegel-Moore, R. H., Franko, D. L., Garcia, J. (2009), The validity and clinical utility of night eating syndrome. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 42: 720–738. doi: 10.1002/eat.20721
- Issue published online: 11 NOV 2009
- Article first published online: 20 JUL 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 JUN 2009
Vol. 44, Issue 1, 94, Article first published online: 5 NOV 2010
- night eating syndrome;
- clinical utility;
To review the empirical literature for evidence in support of inclusion of Night Eating Syndrome (NES) in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Based on a literature search using PubMed, 47 empirical studies of NES were identified.
The literature reflects use of varying definitions; progress has been made toward reliable measurement of night eating symptoms; evidence regarding a differentiation of NES from “normalcy” or from other eating disorders is based largely on samples of convenience; only one controlled treatment study has been published.
There are limited data supporting the clinical utility and validity of NES; several options regarding the inclusion of NES in DSM-V are discussed. © 2009 American Psychiatric Association.