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What is Binge Eating Disorder?
- Individuals with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) engage in binge eating, but do not regularly use inappropriate or unhealthy weight control behaviors such as fasting or purging to counteract the binges.
- Binge Eating Disorder is more common among individuals who are overweight or obese. Previous terms used to describe these problems included compulsive overeating, emotional eating, and food addiction.
- With the release of the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5), Binge Eating Disorder is now officially recognized as a specified Eating Disorder.