Binge Eating Disorder (cont.)
Roxanne Dryden-Edwards, MD
Dr. Roxanne Dryden-Edwards is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist. She is a former Chair of the Committee on Developmental Disabilities for the American Psychiatric Association, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and Medical Director of the National Center for Children and Families in Bethesda, Maryland.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
In this Article
- Binge eating disorder facts
- What is binge eating disorder?
- What are causes and risk factors for binge eating disorder?
- What are binge eating disorder symptoms and signs?
- How do health-care professionals diagnose binge eating disorder?
- What is the treatment for binge eating disorder?
- What are complications and the prognosis of binge eating disorder?
- Is it possible to prevent binge eating disorder?
- Where can people get help and more information on binge eating disorder?
- Binge Eating Disorder FAQs
- Find a local Psychiatrist in your town
What are binge eating disorder symptoms and signs?
Binge eating disorder symptoms and signs include recurring episodes of binge eating without purging, excessive exercising, the inappropriate use of medications, or any other unhealthy behaviors that are often used by bulimic individuals to attempt to compensate for the binge episodes. People with this mental illness tend to engage in stress or other emotional eating, take longer to feel full, and are more likely to feel like they are starving when they are not. The binge episodes are associated with at least three of the following characteristics:
- Eating faster than normal
- Eating large amounts of food when not physically hungry
- Eating until uncomfortably full
- Eating alone because of feeling embarrassed about their eating behaviors
- Feeling disgusted with oneself, sad, or guilty after overeating
Also, the individual with binge eating disorder experiences marked distress regarding their binge eating.
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