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Binge Eating Disorder (BED) – Symptoms and Treatments


BED is also known as compulsive over-eating.


  • The causes of this disorder are totally unknown.
  • Various researches say that it may be caused due to various unique behavior like excitement, happiness, anger etc.,


  • Frequent intake of large quantities of food again and again even when not hungry.
  • Over eating.
  • Belief that eating behavior is out of control.
  • Feeling ashamed by the behavior.
  • Eating even when not hungry.
  • Eating in secret.


  • The people with this disorder must consult a doctor to have a clear idea of the diet they must intake.
  • Dieting is the main treatment for this disorder.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy is a technique that has been followed by many physicians all around the globe to know how to track the food intake levels.
  • Drugs likec may help certain people.


  • Obese or overweight.
  • Lack of nutrition.
  • Depression.


The people who have BED are subjected to risk of acquiring various other disorders like-

  • Type 2 diabetes.
  • High blood pressure.
  • High blood cholesterol levels.
  • Heart diseases.
  • Gall bladder disorders.
  • Cancer.

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