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What is Binge eating disorder?

What is Binge eating disorder?

  • Binge eating disorder: Excessive overeating but without purging.

Binge eating disorder: Introduction

Types of Binge eating disorder:

Broader types of Binge eating disorder:

How many people get Binge eating disorder?

Prevalance of Binge eating disorder: 0.7% to 4% of the general population (NWHIC); 2-5% of adults (NIMH); 2% of adults (NIDDK); 2% adults or 1-2 million adults (NWHIC)
Prevalance Rate of Binge eating disorder: approx 1 in 142 or 0.70% or 1.9 million people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Binge eating disorder: About 2 percent of all adults in the United States (as many as 4 million Americans) have binge eating disorder. About 10 to 15 percent of people who are mildly obese and who try to lose weight on their own or through commercial weight-loss programs have binge eating disorder. The disorder is even more common in people who are severely obese. (Source: excerpt from Binge Eating Disorder: NIDDK) ... Binge eating disorder probably affects 2 percent of all adults, or about 1 million to 2 million Americans. (Source: excerpt from Binge Eating Disorder: NWHIC) ... Community surveys have estimated that between 2 percent and 5 percent of Americans experience binge-eating disorder in a 6-month period. (Source: excerpt from Eating Disorders Facts About Eating Disorders and the Search for Solutions: NIMH)

Who gets Binge eating disorder?

Patient Profile for Binge eating disorder: Adults, most are overweight or obese

Profile for Binge eating disorder: Binge eating disorder is a little more common in women than in men; three women for every two men have it. The disorder affects blacks as often as whites. No one knows how often it affects people in other ethnic groups. (Source: excerpt from Binge Eating Disorder: NIDDK)

Gender Profile for Binge eating disorder: Women 3:2 men

How serious is Binge eating disorder?

Complications of Binge eating disorder: see complications of Binge eating disorder

What causes Binge eating disorder?

Causes of Binge eating disorder: see causes of Binge eating disorder
Causes of Binge eating disorder: No one knows for sure what causes binge eating disorder. As many as half of all people with binge eating disorder have been depressed in the past. Whether depression causes binge eating disorder or whether binge eating disorder causes depression is not known. (Source: excerpt from Binge Eating Disorder: NIDDK)

What are the symptoms of Binge eating disorder?

Symptoms of Binge eating disorder: see symptoms of Binge eating disorder

Complications of Binge eating disorder: see complications of Binge eating disorder

Can anyone else get Binge eating disorder?

More information: see contagiousness of Binge eating disorder
Inheritance: see inheritance of Binge eating disorder

Binge eating disorder: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Binge eating disorder.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Binge eating disorder.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Binge eating disorder: Psychiatrist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Binge eating disorder.
Treatments for Binge eating disorder: see treatments for Binge eating disorder
Alternative treatments for Binge eating disorder: see alternative treatments for Binge eating disorder
Research for Binge eating disorder: see research for Binge eating disorder

Organs Affected by Binge eating disorder:

Organs and body systems related to Binge eating disorder include:

Name and Aliases of Binge eating disorder

Main name of condition: Binge eating disorder

Class of Condition for Binge eating disorder: behavior

Other names or spellings for Binge eating disorder:

BED

Binge eating disorder: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Binge eating disorder:

 

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