The term Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is used for those who go through
recurring episodes of compulsive overeating. They eat far too much, but
don't get rid of the extra calories in the same way as those with
They typically eat large quantities of food quickly even when they are not
Feelings of shame and guilt are common.
BED usually leads to overweight. About one fifth of those who seek medical
help for overweight have typical symptoms. Even those with overweight who
don't have typical symptoms are often helped by similar treatment.
Many people have eating disorders which don't exactly fit the traditional
classification of anorexia,
bulimia and binge eating.
Examples of binges.
of binge eating are the same as for bulimia.
treatment of binge eating is essentially the same as for bulimia.