BINGE EATING DISORDER

Binge-eating disorder (BED) is a serious eating disorder characterized by consumption of unusually large amounts of food and with feelings of lack of control

Almost everyone overeats on occasion, such as having seconds or thirds of a holiday meal. Binge eating is more than over-eating. Individuals with BED feel out of control, ashamed and consumed by their symptoms so much so that it interferes with their relationships, well-being, and quality of life. The causes of binge-eating disorder are complex and include genetics, biological factors, long-term dieting, behavioral factors, and environmental influences.

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SYMPTOMS OF BINGE EATING DISORDER

Living with an eating disorder affects all aspects of an individual’s physical and mental health

  • Eating even when full or inability to stop eating even when full
  • Eating normally in the presence of others but binging when isolated
  • Feelings of numbness or lack of sensation while binge eating
  • Feelings of shame and self-hate after binge episodes
  • Stockpiling food to consume secretly when alone
  • Experiencing feelings of stress or anxiety that can only be relieved by eating
  • Never experiencing satiation: the state of being satisfied, no matter the amount of food consumed

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