The role of eating and emotion in binge eating disorder and loss of control eating
Article first published online: 25 OCT 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 46, Issue 3, pages 233–238, April 2013
How to Cite
Pollert, G. A., Engel, S. G., Schreiber-Gregory, D. N., Crosby, R. D., Cao, L., Wonderlich, S. A., Tanofsky-Kraff, M. and Mitchell, J. E. (2013), The role of eating and emotion in binge eating disorder and loss of control eating. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 46: 233–238. doi: 10.1002/eat.22061
- Issue published online: 11 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 25 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 AUG 2012
- NIDDK, NIDA, NIMH, and Guilford Press
- binge eating;
- binge eating disorder;
- ecological momentary assessment;
- loss of control
Binge eating, defined as the consumption of large amounts of food during which a sense of loss of control (LOC) is experienced, is associated with negative affect. However, there are no data on the experience of LOC after accounting for the effects of negative affect and caloric intake.
Nine adult patients with binge eating disorder (BED) and 13 obese nonbinge eating disorder (NBED) participants carried a palmtop computer for 7 days, rating momentary mood and sense of LOC multiple times each day. Electronic food logs were collected once daily.
After removing the effects of caloric intake and negative affect, a significant group difference was observed for ratings of LOC between BED and NBED participants.
These findings suggest the experience of LOC in adults with BED is a salient feature of binge episodes, beyond that explained by caloric intake and momentary affect. © 2012 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2013)