History of Orthorexia Disorder

Orthorexia is a term first coined in the early 1990’s by Steve Bratman, MD to describe unhealthy and obsessive eating habits in which one only eats foods that are clean, healthy, pure organic, etc to maximize their health. The word Orthorexia in itself translates from Greek with  Orthos meaning “Correct” and  Orexia meaning “Appetite”. Orthorexia… Continue reading History of Orthorexia Disorder

History of Binge Eating Disorder

            Binge eating disorder, or BED, was only just recently recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in its fifth edition (DSM-V), which was published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in May of 2013. In the DSM-IV, published in 1994, BED was included in Appendix B under the diagnosis of “Eating Disorder… Continue reading History of Binge Eating Disorder