Binge Eating Disorder
Binge Eating Disorder: What is it?
Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is a serious mental health condition characterized by recurring episodes of consuming large amounts of food in a short time, often accompanied by a lack of control and intense guilt or shame.
Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is a recognized and debilitating eating disorder that is characterized by recurrent episodes of consuming excessive amounts of food within a relatively short period, typically accompanied by a feeling of loss of control. Individuals with BED often experience guilt, shame, and emotional distress following these episodes. Unlike bulimia, people with BED do not engage in compensatory behaviors such as vomiting or excessive exercise after binge eating. BED can lead to physical health problems, including obesity, as well as emotional and psychological challenges, such as low self-esteem and depression. Treatment for BED typically includes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), medication, and nutritional counseling to help individuals manage their binge eating, improve their relationship with food, and address any underlying emotional and psychological issues.