chapter  4
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Loss of control eating in children and adolescents: Risk factors, correlates and development

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This chapter reviews the current literature concerning loC eating, including binge eating, in youth. First, we will review the classification of loC eating in youth, focusing on issues pertinent to the current diagnostic scheme. next, we will describe the prevalence and distribution of loC eating in children and adolescents. We will then provide an overview of the physical and psychosocial correlates of loC eating. Finally, we will discuss the etiology and course of loC eating in youth (assessment and treatment are covered in Chapter 9 and Chapter 13: Part II, respectively). references to the case presented above will be provided throughout this chapter.