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You're
not alone
with
binge eating
Binge eating
is the
14th
most common reason
for therapy

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18/02/2020
101
males

with binge eating
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
18/02/2020
432
females

with binge eating
talk to therapists

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18/02/2020
Binge eating is a mental health condition. It is also known as Binge Eating Disorder (BED).

Symptoms

Which ones do you experience?
Thoughts
2
Obsessions
about food
Feelings
1
Distress
significant
2
Uncontrollability
when eating, then possible depression, embarrassment, disgust or guilt
Behaviours
2
Binges
excessive, rapid, solitary, uncomfortable eating
psychiatry.org

Causes

1
Genes
relative with depression, anorexia, binge eating disorder or bulimia
1
Events
triggers include abuse, criticism of eating habits, body shape, weight
1
Traits
obsessiveness, perfectionism
1
Uncertain
nhs.uk

Diagnosis

Adults

For 3 (or more) months:

Obsessions
about food
Binges
excessive, rapid, solitary, uncomfortable eating
within 2 hours, 1 (or more) times a week
Uncontrollability
when eating, then possible depression, embarrassment, disgust or guilt
Distress
significant
Mild
1-3 binges a week
Moderate
4-7 binges a week
Severe
8-13 binges a week
Extreme
14 (or more) binges a week
Other
Symptoms are not due
to another condition or
a substance


psychiatry.org
nice.org.uk recommends
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for mild, moderate and severe
binge eating

For negative thoughtsFocus on the presentAdults 16-20 sessions

103 therapists
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18/02/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 18 February 2020
Next check 01 January 2021