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What are some of the signs of binge eating disorder?

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If you have binge eating disorder, you:

  • Eat more food than other people do in the same situation.
  • Feel like you can't control how much you eat.
  • Feel upset after you binge.
  • Binge eat at least once a week for 3 months, on average. You also have three or more of these symptoms:
  • Eat much more quickly than normal.
  • Eat enough to be uncomfortably full.
  • Even when you're not hungry you eat a lot.
  • Eat alone so no one will see how much food you're having.
  • Feel guilty, disgusted, or depressed about your eating.

From: Binge Eating Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

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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