Binge Eating Disorder

Binge Eating Disorder

People suffering from binge eating disorder feel an uncontrollable urge to overeat on a regular basis by bingeing.  Unlike sufferers of bulimia they do not use any purging methods to prevent a gain in weight, though they may restrict their food intake in-between binges. They are likely to have fluctuating weight and to become overweight.

They feel out of control of their eating, and their secret bingeing behaviour adds to their sense of personal disgust and distress. 

The diagnostic criteria used by the NHS:

Symptoms include:

Some observable signs: