Interesting article recently on the NY times
Binge Eating Disorder was added to the last Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and has raised many questions on what it means to have an eating disorder.
“Low self esteem is extremely common in both, as is body dissatisfaction. They are both very much environmentally driven. Both place excessive emphasis on appearance and body size. In the same way, many of the same psychological underpinnings play into both.”
"Many treatment methodologies are also similar within the two groups, like eating regular meals, not skipping meals and learning to listen to one’s body for cues of hunger or fullness."