chapter  3
Adding Mindfulness to CBT Programs for Binge Eating: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation
ByHannah Woolhouse, Ann Knowles, Naomi Crafti
Pages 19

Eating disorders remain a serious concern in modern Australian society (Hay, Mond, Buttner, & Darby, 2008). Both bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge eating disorder (BED) involve significant problems with binge eating episodes (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Sub-clinical eating problems may also involve episodes of binge eating which cause significant distress (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Women who have problems with binge eating are significantly more likely to suffer from low self-esteem (Sanftner & Crowther, 1998), poor body image (Isnard et al., 2003), interpersonal problems (Eldredge, Locke, & Horowitz, 1998), depression, and anxiety (Isnard et al., 2003).