Binge eating disorder

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Binge eating disorder is similar to bulimia, in that they both cause people to lose control over how much food they’re eating. However, there are a few important differences between them. In this article, you can learn more about them and find help if you need it.

Binge eating disorder resembles bulimia in that a person with this condition will eat a huge amount of food in a very short time, even if they aren’t hungry. However, unlike with bulimia, a binge eater won’t try to purge what they just ate through extreme methods such as excessive exercise or vomiting. This does not mean that they don’t feel guilty after losing control; they may often feel regret, disgust, or shame.


With this disorder, eating becomes a way of calming emotions that are too difficult to handle. It's as if food provides a form of comfort. However, this feeling is only temporary and fleeting, as the guilt about overeating quickly returns.


If you think you have symptoms of binge eating it is important that you don't deal with it alone. Talk to someone you trust and seek help from your doctor as soon as possible.


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Source: Aneb ados