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When is binge eating disorder diagnosed?

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Diagnosing eating disorders can be challenging, because secrecy, shame, and denial are characteristics of the conditions. As a result, the illness can go undetected for long periods of time. In most cases, binge eating disorder is discovered when a person requests professional help with weight loss, or seeks treatment for an obesity-related health problem, or an associated mental health problem like depression or anxiety.

SOURCE: Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCE: Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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