Binge Eating Disorder (BED)

Binge Eating Disorder is characterized by regularly consuming large amounts of food, much larger than one should during a single meal or snack. Individuals suffering from Binge Eating Disorder consume excessive amounts of food, often in private, but do not follow up with a compensatory behavior such as purging or laxative abuse.

Symptoms and Behaviors Related to Binge Eating Disorder:

  • Frequent over-eating that feels out of control
  • Remorse about amount of food eaten
  • Eating in response to an emotional stressor
  • Eating rapidly
  • Eating alone
  • Disgust with self after binge episode
  • History of dieting or failed attempts at dieting