Binge eating disorder is characterized by compulsive overeating in which people consume huge amounts of food while feeling out of control and powerless to stop. The problems usually start in late teens or early adulthood.
A binge eating episode can last several hours or it can last all day. 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:
The behaviour makes the individual suffer from extreme feelings of guilt, shame, disgust and depression. They desperately want to stop binge eating, but feel like they can’t.
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The health risks of BED are most commonly those associated with clinical obesity. Some of the potential health consequences of binge eating disorder include:
Simply call our clinical team on 0203 326 9160 for a confidential chat and they can arrange an appointment with a specialist who will be able to help.