A group of clinical psychologists at Memorial University are conducting a study on binge eating in the province.
Associate Professor in MUN’s Department of Psychology, Dr. Jacqueline Carter-Major is leading the study. She says binge-eating is a serious but unrecognized mental health disorder with significant distress and impairment.
She says despite that, there are no publicly funded specialized services for people with binge eating disorder in the province.
Carter-Major says unlike over-indulgence, binge eating is uncontrolled behaviour. She says binge eaters tend to consume what would normally considered to be an abnormally large amount of food in a short period of time.
The team is conducting a treatment study, including investigating a self-help program for people with the disorder.
Those who wish to become part of the treatment study can do so by emailing [email protected] or call the lab at 864-7974.