What is Binge Eating Disorder (BED)?
Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is a type of eating disorder not otherwise specified and is characterized by recurrent binge eating without the regular use of compensatory measures to counter the binge eating.
Binge Eating Disorder Symptoms
- Frequent episodes of eating large quantities of food in short periods of time.
- Feeling out of control over eating behavior during the episode.
- Feeling depressed, guilty, or disgusted by the behavior.
- There are also several behavioral indicators of BED including eating when not hungry, eating alone because of embarrassment over quantities consumed, eating until uncomfortably full.
About Binge Eating Disorder
- The prevalence of BED is estimated to be approximately 1-5% of the general population.
- Binge eating disorder affects women slightly more often than men–estimates indicate that about 60% of people struggling with binge eating disorder are female, 40% are male
- People who struggle with binge eating disorder can be of normal or heavier than average weight.
- BED is often associated with symptoms of depression.
- People struggling with binge eating disorder often express distress, shame, and guilt over their eating behaviors.
- People with binge eating disorder report a lower quality of life than non-binge eating disorder.
Binge Eating Disorder Treatment Information
Shoreline’s Treatment Center Locations
- Long Beach California Eating Disorder Programs
- Orange County California Eating Disorder Programs
- Satori House Eating Disorder Extended Care Residence
Shoreline’s Admission Process
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