Using the eating disorder examination to identify the specific psychopathology of binge eating disorder.

@article{Wilfley2000UsingTE,
  title={Using the eating disorder examination to identify the specific psychopathology of binge eating disorder.},
  author={Denise E. Wilfley and Matthew B. Schwartz and Emily Borman Spurrell and Christopher G Fairburn},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  year={2000},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={
          259-69
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The clinical features of binge eating disorder (BED) are not well established. Therefore, a comprehensive assessment of the specific psychopathology of BED as compared to anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) is warranted. This comparison was the aim of the present study. METHOD Detailed ratings from an investigator-based interview, the Eating Disorders Examination (EDE), were compared across three groups of female patients: those with BED, AN, and BN, as well as normal… 
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