Paper Title
Analysis of Bed Psychodynamics – Possibility for Prevention of Overweight and Obesity

According to the 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) data, more than 1.9 billion people aged 18+ in the world are overweight (39% of the men and 40% of the women). That 340 million children aged 5 to 19 are overweight (18% of the girls and 19% of the boys) or obese (6% of the girls and 8% of the boys) is very alarming. 41 million children aged up to 5 years are also overweight. The problem of overweight and obesity has its medical, socio-economic and psychological dimensions. This release addresses and analyzes the psychological and behavioral factors of binge eating disorder (BED) – a disorder (under DSM-IV) which, in many cases, leads to overweight and obesity. Eating disorders are mental disorders defined by abnormal eating habits that negatively affect a person's physical or mental health. They include BED where people eat a large amount in a short period of time. The 2017 update to the American version of the ICD-10 includes BED under F50.81: Binge eating disorder. Retrieved 2017-05-08 ICD-11 may contain a dedicated entry (6B62), defining BED as frequent, recurrent episodes of binge eating (once a week or more over a period of several months) which are not regularly followed by inappropriate compensatory behaviors aimed at preventing weight gain. We present the results of the experimental clinical psychological studies performed that outline some mental dynamics of the character structures as precursors to the development of BED. The analyses and psychological models and dynamics presented here possess both theoretical and practical value. They can serve as a guideline to specialists in the development of a psychotherapeutic treatment plan for BED, as well as in the development of prophylactic programs for prevention. Keywords- binge eating disorder (BED), psychological dynamics, character structure, Neo-Reichian analytical body psychotherapy.