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Causes of Binge eating disorder

Causes of Binge eating disorder

A binge eating disorder is caused by a collection of genetic, psychological and environmental factors.

Binge eating disorder Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender of Patients for Binge eating disorder: Women 3:2 men...more »

Binge eating disorder: Related Medical Conditions

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Binge eating disorder: Causes and Types

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What causes Binge eating disorder?

Causes: 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)
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Binge Eating Disorder: NIDDK (Excerpt)

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.

Many people who are binge eaters say that being angry, sad, bored, or worried can cause them to binge eat. Impulsive behavior (acting quickly without thinking) and certain other emotional problems can be more common in people with binge eating disorder.

It is also unclear if dieting and binge eating are related. Some studies show that about half of all people with binge eating disorder had binge episodes before they started to diet.

Researchers also are looking into how brain chemicals and metabolism (the way the body uses calories) affect binge eating disorder. This research is still in the early stages. (Source: excerpt from Binge Eating Disorder: NIDDK)

Binge Eating Disorder: NWHIC (Excerpt)

The causes of binge eating disorder are still unknown. Up to half of all people with binge eating disorder have a history of depression. Still, whether depression is a cause or effect of binge eating is unclear. Many people report that anger, sadness, boredom, anxiety or other negative emotions can trigger a binge episode. Impulsive behavior and certain other psychological problems may be more common in people with binge eating disorder. The effect of dieting on binge eating disorder is also unclear. While findings vary, early research suggests that about half of all people with binge eating disorder had binge episodes before they started to diet. Still, strict dieting may worsen binge eating in some people. (Source: excerpt from Binge Eating Disorder: NWHIC)

What triggers Binge eating disorder?

The following conditions are listed as possible triggers for Binge eating disorder:

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As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Binge eating disorder may be found in:

 

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