Binge Eating Disorder
- Gender: women
- Becoming overweight at a young age
- Yo-yo dieting may trigger binge eating
- History of depression and/or substance abuse
- History of sexual abuse
- Excess concern with body shape
|Binge eating disorder is more common in females and is often linked to emotional or psychological issues.|
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- Eating quickly
- Eating until you are uncomfortably full
- Eating large amounts when you are not hungry
- Eating alone due to embarrassment
- Feeling disgusted, depressed, or guilty after eating
Mental Health America http://www.nmha.org
Something Fishy: Website on Eating Disorders http://www.something-fishy.org
Canadian Mental Health Association http://www.ontario.cmha.ca
National Eating Disorder Information Centre http://www.nedic.ca
American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. 4th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association; 2000.
Binge eating disorder. National Association of Anorexia and Associated Disorders website. Available at: http://www.anad.org/get-information/about-eating-disorders/binge-eating-disorder/ . Accessed February 20, 2013.
Binge eating disorder. Nemours KidsHealth.org website. Available at: http://kidshealth.org/teen/food%5Ffitness/problems/binge%5Feating.html#a%5FGetting%5FHelp . Updated August 2011. Accessed February 20, 2013.
Binge eating disorder. Weight-control Information Network website. Available at: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/binge.htm . Updated June 2008. Accessed February 20, 2013.
- Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD
- Review Date: 03/2013 -
- Update Date: 00/31/2013 -