Investigating Binge Eating Using Ecological Momentary Assessment: The Importance of an Appropriate Sampling Frequency.

Kockler TD, Santangelo PS, Ebner-Priemer UW
With great interest, we read the recently published review on emotion regulation in binge eating disorder (BED) by Dingemans et al. [1]. We fully agree with the authors that (a) in order to better understand binge eating, it is of major importance to delineate its affective consequences; and (b) ecological momentary assessment (EMA) is the gold standard to track these affective dynamics in patients’ everyday lives without retrospective distortions.