Here's an observation. SOME of the resistance to including BED in our thinking is fat phobia. It's sad to think that a community that is often fighting the symptom of pathological fear of larger bodies in patients may actually JOIN that fear. It is long past time for us to stop allowing that sort of thinking. If you care about eating disorders you are not going to have the comfort safety zone of excluding BED any more.
The science on BED is growing faster than that for other eating disorders, my friends. Guess why? Money. There's tremendous energy behind anything that can be sold as anti-obesity. Sad but true, as people of large body size do not all have BED and not all people with BED are of larger size. We are going to see science perverted and sold and funded because of misunderstandings about the nature of mental illness: sound familiar? Time to stop focusing on body size and see that we need to align together.