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Can you recover from binge eating disorder?

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Most people can overcome this disorder with treatment. It's possible for you, too. Get treatment and be patient with yourself. As you work toward recovery, you may have setbacks. Those bumps in the road aren't unusual as you gradually gain more control over your eating.

SOURCES:

Binge Eating Disorder Association.

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

National Eating Disorders Association: "Binge Eating Disorder."

Weight-Control Information Network: "Binge Eating Disorder."

Womenshealth.gov: "Binge Eating Disorder Fact Sheet."

American Psychiatric Association: "Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-5."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

SOURCES:

Binge Eating Disorder Association.

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

National Eating Disorders Association: "Binge Eating Disorder."

Weight-Control Information Network: "Binge Eating Disorder."

Womenshealth.gov: "Binge Eating Disorder Fact Sheet."

American Psychiatric Association: "Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-5."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

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