• Night eating syndrome: A review on behavioral and neuroendocrine features

    Author(s):
    Jonathan Rhoads (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Subject(s):
    Psychology, Night eating syndrome
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/r5vh-v338
    Abstract:
    Night Eating Syndrome, also known as NES, is a distinct eating disorder that is distinguished by a deferred pattern of food intake. Sufferers of this condition have recurring bouts of nighttime eating and/or unrestrained food intake after the evening meal. NES is an important clinical condition because of its connection to obesity, its correlation with other mental disorders, and the difficulties that it causes in terms of getting enough sleep. Nevertheless, NES is often overlooked, not just by medical experts but also by patients. In clinical settings, the lack of understanding of NES may lead to inaccurate diagnosis and improper treatment techniques. When it comes to recognizing NES and offering therapy for this problem, the most crucial step is to first ensure that the patient has received an accurate diagnosis of the condition. Clinical evaluation tools like the Night Eating Survey might be helpful for health practitioners who are treating populations who are at risk for NES. In spite of the fact that research on NES treatments is still in its infancy, antidepressant medicines and psychological therapy may be used for the most effective care of people who have NES. Additional therapeutic possibilities, such as anticonvulsant topiramate, photo therapy, and melatonergic drugs, also show promise as potential future treatment choices. This article's objective is to offer a synopsis of NES, including topics such as its assessment, comorbidities, and effective treatments. Possible obstacles encountered while prescribing drugs with NES and available treatment strategies are covered below.
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