Treatment for binge eating
disorder includes getting
counseling and, in some cases, taking medicine. Your doctor may have you do both. You may need treatment for a
long time to fully recover. You also may need treatment for other problems that
often occur with binge eating disorder. These can include depression, obesity,
or problems with being overweight.
Who gets binge eating disorder?
disorder most often starts in the late teens or the young-adult years. It is
more common in women than men.
Binge eating disorder can be triggered by
dieting, depression, or anxiety. It can even start because of boredom or
stress, which is then relieved by binging. Your risk for binge eating increases
You or your parents are overweight.
You are a perfectionist. This means that you feel like you have to
do everything exactly right all the time.
You have a poor body
image, which means that you don't like the way your body looks.