Asked by Stone Carranza on Feb 18, 2024

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Which of the following statements is true of binge-eating disorder?

A) Due to a lack of substantial evidence supporting its existence, the DSM-5 will most likely drop binge-eating disorder as an official diagnosis.
B) People with binge-eating disorder typically have a history of frequent dieting, membership in weight-control programs, and family obesity.
C) Unlike anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder is more common in men than in women.
D) Binge-eating disorder is most common among African Americans, compared to other groups in the general population.
  • Binge-eating disorder is recognized as an official diagnosis in the DSM-5.
  • People with binge-eating disorder may have a history of frequent dieting, membership in weight-control programs, and family obesity.
  • Binge-eating disorder is more common in women than in men, unlike anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
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Joshua Wetherbee

Feb 18, 2024

Final Answer :
B
Explanation :
Binge-eating disorder is characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating, during which individuals feel a lack of control over their eating, and eat large amounts of food in a short period of time. Unlike anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, people with binge-eating disorder do not typically engage in compensatory behaviors such as purging, fasting or excessive exercise. Binge-eating disorder is associated with a history of frequent dieting, membership in weight-control programs, and family obesity. The DSM-5 includes binge-eating disorder as an official diagnosis. Women are more likely than men to develop binge-eating disorder, and it is not more common among African Americans.