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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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25/05/2020
100
males

with binge eating
talk to therapists

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25/05/2020
440
females

with binge eating
talk to therapists

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25/05/2020
Binge eating is a mental health condition. It is also known as Binge Eating Disorder (BED).

Symptoms

Which ones do you experience?
Thoughts
7
Obsessions
about food
Feelings
3
Distress
significant
7
Uncontrollability
when eating, then possible depression, embarrassment, disgust or guilt
Behaviours
8
Binges
excessive, rapid, solitary, uncomfortable eating

Causes

2
Genes
relative with depression, anorexia, binge eating disorder or bulimia
5
Events
triggers include abuse, criticism of eating habits, body shape, weight
1
Traits
obsessiveness, perfectionism
2
Uncertain

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


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

For negative thoughtsFocus on the presentAdults 16-20 sessions
Therapists

82 therapists
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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 25 May 2020
Next check 01 January 2021
Sources:
Statistics findatherapist.co.uk Symptoms Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Causes NHS Diagnosis Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Cognitive Behavioural Therapy National Institute for Health and Care Excellence