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Binge eating in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: prevalence, causes, and management strategies


Krug, I and Giles, S and Paganini, C, Binge eating in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: prevalence, causes, and management strategies, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 15 pp. 1273-1285. ISSN 1176-6328 (2019) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2019 Krug et al. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0)

DOI: doi:10.2147/NDT.S168944


Emerging evidence suggests that disordered eating, particularly binge-eating symptomatology, is overrepresented within Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) populations. This comorbidity presents a clinical dilemma as current treatment approaches for PCOS emphasize the importance of weight management, diet, exercise, and the potential for harm of such treatment approaches in PCOS patients with comorbid disordered eating. However, limited research has assessed the occurrence of binge eating and disordered eating in PCOS patients. Consequently, little is known about the prevalence of binge eating in PCOS, and the possible etiological processes to explain this comorbidity remain poorly understood. Given the paucity of research on this topic, the aims of this narrative review are fourfold: 1) to outline the main symptoms of PCOS and binge eating; 2) to provide an overview of the prevalence of binge eating in PCOS; 3) to outline possible etiological factors for the comorbidity between PCOS and binge eating; and 4) to provide an overview of management strategies of binge eating in PCOS.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:PCOS, eating disorders, binge eating, prevalence, risk factors, management
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Biological psychology
Research Field:Behavioural neuroscience
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Paganini, C (Miss Chiara Paganini)
ID Code:134603
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2019-08-22
Last Modified:2020-08-21
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