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At what age does binge eating happen most often?

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Binge eating disorder most often appears in teens and young adults. Both boys and girls can have it. It’s slightly less common than other eating disorders, but it too can harm health.

SOURCES:

Academy for Eating Disorders: "Binge Eating Disorder."

Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Related Disorders: "Binge Eating Disorder."

Binge Eating Disorders Association: "Causes and Risk Factors;" "The Recovery Process;" "Treatment Options and Providers;" and "Uses of Food."

Kidshealth.org: "Binge Eating Disorder" and "Eating Disorders."

National Eating Disorders Association: "Binge eating disorder;" "Parent Toolkit;" and "What Should I Say?"

National Institute of Mental Health: "Binge Eating Disorders" and "What Are Eating Disorders?"

Women'sHealth.gov: "Binge Eating Disorders Fact Sheet."

McElroy, S.L. , May 2012. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management

Brownley, K.A. , March 2013. Journal of Psychosomatic Research

Obesity Society: "FDA Approves New Drug for Binge Eating Disorder," February 2, 2015.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Academy for Eating Disorders: "Binge Eating Disorder."

Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Related Disorders: "Binge Eating Disorder."

Binge Eating Disorders Association: "Causes and Risk Factors;" "The Recovery Process;" "Treatment Options and Providers;" and "Uses of Food."

Kidshealth.org: "Binge Eating Disorder" and "Eating Disorders."

National Eating Disorders Association: "Binge eating disorder;" "Parent Toolkit;" and "What Should I Say?"

National Institute of Mental Health: "Binge Eating Disorders" and "What Are Eating Disorders?"

Women'sHealth.gov: "Binge Eating Disorders Fact Sheet."

McElroy, S.L. , May 2012. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management

Brownley, K.A. , March 2013. Journal of Psychosomatic Research

Obesity Society: "FDA Approves New Drug for Binge Eating Disorder," February 2, 2015.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 11, 2018

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