Binge eating disorder is characterized by compulsive overeating in which people consume huge amounts of food while feeling out of control and powerless stop. The symptoms of binge eating disorder usually begin in late adolescence or early adulthood. A binge eating episode typically lasts around two hours, but some people binge on and off all day long. Binge eaters often eat even when they’re not hungry and continue eating long after they’re full. They may also gorge themselves as fast as they can while barely registering what they’re eating or tasting.
The key features of binge eating disorder are:
* Frequent episodes of uncontrollable binge eating.
* Feeling extremely distressed or upset during or after bingeing.
* Unlike bulimia, there are no regular attempts to “make up” for the binges through vomiting, fasting, or over-exercising.
When you have binge-eating disorder, you may be deeply embarrassed about gorging and vow to stop. But you feel such a compulsion that you can’t resist the urges and continue binge eating. Although binge-eating disorder is the most common of all eating disorders, it’s still not considered a distinct psychiatric condition. But if you have binge-eating disorder symptoms, treatment can help you.
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