Binge Eating

Articles, Videos and treatment options for Binge Eating Disorder

According to the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), Binge Eating Disorder (BED) will affect up to 2.8% of the U.S. population over their lifetime. And, according to the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), on average, up to 3.5% of American women and 2% of American men are affected.

Our overview on binge eating disorder can be found here. Scroll down to browse the latest articles and videos on the subject.


What Is Binge Eating Disorder?

Binge eating disorder – also sometimes called emotional eating, compulsive overeating or food addiction – affects approximately three percent of all American adults, making it the most common eating disorder. If left untreated, binge eating can result in several severe medical complications, which can result in early death. If you suspect that a loved one …

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Rats And Frosting May Offer Insight About Binge Eating

A lab experiment involving two different types of rats and some vanilla frosting might offer new cues about the genetic nature of binge eating disorder. In a new study, researchers from Michigan State University used rodents in attempts to identify how different genetic and biological factors might contribute to eating patterns. For two weeks, 30 …

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Medication To Stop Binge Eating

Binge eating disorder tends to manifest due to a complex set of psychological, genetic and environmental factors. Treating the condition properly usually involves more than one type of therapy. Along with cognitive-behavioral counseling, nutritional support or other methods, medication can be helpful for certain individuals. Topiramate Topiramate is traditionally used to treat seizures in people who …

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End A Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder is characterized by eating large amounts of food in one sitting. It’s often referred to as being one of the less “glamorous” eating disorders, as binge eaters tend to be stigmatized and shamed by their habits, while anorexics may receive praise or positive attention for being thin. To end a binge eating …

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Binge Eating Disorder 101

What is the most common eating disorder in the United States? Binge eating. Affecting about 3 percent of all adults, binge eating is a serious eating disorder that can cause a range of medical complications, including death, if left untreated. Following is an overview of this eating disorder, including signs, symptoms and potential treatment options. …

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Behavioral Techniques To Stop Binge Eating

The point at which most people put down their forks and stop is usually not a familiar place for people with binge eating disorder. Seemingly uncontrollable urges to consume large amounts of food – even to the point of feeling uncomfortable or in pain – characterize this condition. The good news, however, is that binges …

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5 Tips To Stop Binge Eating During The Holidays

It seems like sweet treats and indulgences are around every corner during the holiday season. While there’s nothing wrong with a well-planned and conscious splurge (the idea being that you’re in control rather than allowing the cravings to control you), it’s best to stop binge eating before it starts. Tips to Avoid Binge Eating Here …

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5 Steps To Conquer Food Binges

Many eating disorder experts will argue that binge eating can stem from unmet emotional or psychological needs, but conquering the behavior also requires a practical approach to changing habits. In addition to working with a therapist or joining a peer-led support group (like Overeaters Anonymous), conquering food binges starts with overhauling your routine and preparing …

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Conquer Food Binges

Everybody has days where they overeat, such as taking an extra helping of cake or having a few more cookies after having consumed a full and satisfying meal. However, for someone that engages in binge eating , overeating is a normal, uncontrollable and regular occurrence. These individuals use food as a mechanism for coping with …

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