What is binge eating disorder?
Binge eating disorder symptoms
Binge eating disorder usually includes at least three of the following:
- Eating extremely fast
- Eating beyond feeling full
- Eating a lot when not hungry
- Eating in secret to hide the amount that is being eaten
- Feeling terrible after a binge
In order to meet the diagnosis for the disorder, a person needs to binge eat at least once a week for three months.
Unlike other eating disorders like bulimia, binge eating doesn’t involve engaging in compensatory behaviours such as purging or the use of laxatives or over-exercising.