Binge Eating Disorder

Characterized by repeated episodes of uncontrolled binge eating and feelings of extreme shame and distress. Individuals with binge eating disorder (BED) typically eat unusually large amounts of food in a short period of time. However, unlike anorexia or bulimia, individuals with binge eating disorder do not restrict calories or use purging behaviors.


  • Eating large amounts of foods rapidly, in secret and until uncomfortably full,
    despite not feeling hungry
  • Feelings of distress, such as shame, disgust or guilt, when thinking about the
    binge-eating behavior
  • No purging behaviors to compensate for the bingeing