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What mental health disorders have been linked to binge eating disorder?

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Nearly half of all people with binge eating disorder have a history of depression, although the exact nature of the link is unclear. Many people report that anger, sadness, boredom, anxiety, or other negative emotions can trigger an episode of binge eating. Impulsive behavior and other psychological problems also seem to be more common in people with binge eating disorder.

SOURCES: Mayo Clinic. American Psychiatric Association, Psychiatric News.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 30, 2020

SOURCES: Mayo Clinic. American Psychiatric Association, Psychiatric News.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 30, 2020

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