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Binge Eating Disorder (BED)

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 24 October 2019
Next Review 01 January 2020

UK Statistics
Source: findatherapist.co.uk

You're
not
alone
Binge Eating
is the
14th
most common issue
people talk
to therapists about
97
males
with binge eating
talk to therapists
432
females
with binge eating
talk to therapists
Causes
geneticslife eventsnegative thoughtsunknown
Symptoms

Behaviours
binges
Process
Impact
distress
Levels
Mild
1-3 binges per week
Moderate
4-7 binges per week
Severe
8-13 binges per week
Diagnosis
Adults

1 (or more) binges a week for 3 (or more) months. With distress
Therapies
nice.org.uk recommend

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for Binge Eating

For negative thoughts
Focus on the present
Adults 16 - 20 sessions