The causes of BED vary from person to person, but they usually include genetic predisposition, environmental factors, and social or cultural influences. People of all ages, socioeconomic status, and cultural backgrounds can experience BED. Studies of large populations suggest that about equal numbers of men and women suffer from BED. Fortunately, there are many ways to get help and treat this condition. To find the best bed for your unique needs, start by reviewing the following guidelines and resources.
A bed is a piece of furniture that is used to sleep and engage in sexual activities. A modern bed consists of a bed frame and mattress, usually on a box spring or wooden slats. In the North, many beds feature a box spring inner-sprung base that has springs and wood for additional support and suspension. Most modern beds have a headboard, but some feature side rails and footboards, and some are even “headboard only” styles. The headboard is often covered with a bed skirt or dust ruffle.
While BED has many underlying causes, a common factor is negative affect. This affect is believed to be relieved during binge eating episodes. It is also associated with interpersonal problems. Researchers have noted that people with emotional regulation problems may be more prone to developing BED. In addition, research has suggested a connection between reward sensitivity and impulsivity. Consequently, a doctor should be consulted if the symptoms of BED are severe.
Binge eating disorder is characterized by large amounts of food consumed in short periods of time. It can be triggered by emotional stress, and people who engage in binge eating tend to experience relief during binges, but then they feel shame and loss of control afterward. Binge eaters often experience extreme unhappiness and distress over their body shape and weight. It is important to seek treatment for BED for prevention of relapse, as well as to manage any symptoms of other mental illnesses.
In addition to professional help, therapists can also help patients with self-help CBT. Participants are provided with a manual to work through on their own, and additional sessions can be scheduled as needed. Self-help CBT has shown to be a good alternative to traditional CBT, which focuses on identifying negative feelings and putting strategies into place to overcome them. This treatment for BED is the most effective treatment for binge eating disorder.
Path C without a mediating variable was examined with a one-way ANOVA with the Addictive Behaviors dependent variable and the Group as the independent variable. Path C revealed that the BED group had significantly lower scores on the composite Addictive Behaviors than the NWC group, which was insignificant when compared to the OC group. Path C results are presented in Figure 3.