A Report On Overcoming Binge Eating Essay

1195 Words May 12th, 2016 5 Pages
Overcoming Binge Eating

Kao Ye Thao
73559985
Dr. Zuzana Bic
PH 148
This article motivated me for the PHC project: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090418081930.htm Introduction

For most undergraduates, the college experience is fraught with stress. In this early period of adulthood, students experience demanding academics, financial hardships, and lack of sleep to name a few. This stress negatively impacts their health and may lead them to adopt unhealthy behaviors (Ross et al., 2008). One of the common unhealthy behaviors present in college students, especially college women, is binge eating. According to the National Eating Disorder Association, Binge Eating Disorder affects 3.5% of women, 2% of men, and 1.6% of adolescents. Binge eating is a type of abnormal eating in which a large quantity of food is consumed in a short duration accompanied with the feeling of loss of control (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Not all individuals that binge eat are clinically diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder. To be classified as the latter, one has to demonstrate frequent binge eating episodes other specific symptoms. Therefore, this paper chooses to address binge eating as opposed to Binge Eating Disorder in order to target more people. Specifically, the public health intervention will target college women because binge eating is most common in women and during early adulthood. Binge eating is a distressing experience physically…

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