Both subthreshold and threshold PTSD are associated with binge-eating symptoms in men and women, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

“Mental health care professionals working with individuals with subthreshold and threshold PTSD should assess for the possible presence of binge-eating behaviors in addition to screening for other health risk behaviors such as smoking and the use of drugs and alcohol,” Joel Braun, MD, BSc, first-year psychiatry resident at the University of Manitoba’s Max Rady College of Medicine, told Healio Psychiatry. “Integrated therapies that address both trauma-related symptoms and binge eating symptoms could be developed as our understanding of the associations between trauma exposure, PTSD and binge eating behavior evolves.Click here to read more…

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