What is BED?


The word bed was originally a German word (Bett). It is related to the English bed and Swedish badd. Both words come from Proto-Germanic *badja, which derives from the same Indo-European root as Ancient Greek bothuros. It is also the source of the Latin word foss.

Treatments for BED include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. A small implantable device developed by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania can detect brain activity related to food cravings and then stimulate that part of the brain to block the signals that trigger binge eating. This helps people stop binge eating, which has been associated with obesity and poor self-image.

Despite these findings, hospitals in these zones were inefficient in using their beds. The number of active beds was 380 in hospital-years, with an average of 8394 admissions per year. The highest number of admitted patients was at FETHA, with 14,037. Hospitals were not able to maximize the use of their capital resources and had high bed turnover.