Binge eating disorder (BED)

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Learn about binge eating disorder, including the signs and symptoms, the causes and who is most likely to be affected by it.

Key points

  • Binge eating disorder is an eating disorder where a person has recurring episodes of binge eating (eating much more than most people would in a short period of time and feeling guilty or ashamed).
  • It is important to see a health-care provider if you experience episodes of binge eating, or you think you might have binge eating disorder or another eating disorder.
Last updated: March 16th 2023