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Binge-Eating Disorder

What is binge-eating disorder?

Binge-eating disorder is a condition in which people frequently eat unusually large quantities of food (binges) during which they feel a lack of control of their eating.

People with binge-eating disorder feel a strong sense of shame about their eating habits and often go to great lengths to keep their binging habits secret.

Unlike with anorexia and bulimia, people with binge-eating disorder do not make unhealthy efforts to compensate for their calorie intake by vomiting, excessive exercise, or misuse of medications.

Learn more about binge-eating disorder

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Are you concerned that you might have binge-eating disorder?

See our resource database for a list of books, websites, and local options for seeking professional evaluations and treatment.

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