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Systematic examination of the use of the word "binge" by 243 young women revealed discrepancies between the lay and technical uses of the term; the young women placed great emphasis on loss of control and less on the quantity eaten. These discrepancies indicate that the term "binge" should be clearly defined in clinical practice.

Original publication

DOI

10.1176/ajp.149.1.123

Type

Journal article

Journal

Am J Psychiatry

Publication Date

01/1992

Volume

149

Pages

123 - 124

Keywords

Bulimia, Eating, Feeding and Eating Disorders, Female, Humans, Surveys and Questionnaires, Terminology as Topic