Binge eating disorder is an overeating disorder, in which people consume large amounts of food uncontrolledly and doesn't even feel like stopping. This disorder was mostly observed in adults, who overeat in any of the situations (eg. Guilt, depression, disgust, etc.) inorder to handle and manage the situation.
Signs and symptoms: This Binge eating disorder is characterized by behavioral and emotional symptoms which can be described as follows: Behavioral symptoms: Eating more than required, Eating even after full, Eating continuously throughout the day with no particular time Emotional symptoms: Over eating when stressed, Over eating when left alone
Treatment: There is no in particular medication for the treatment of this disorder. One should go for an advice from physicians, nutritionists, psychiatrists, psychologists. Of all these cognitive behavioral therapy is considered as the best effective treatment for the Binge eating disorder. Bariatric surgery is also considered.
US affects 3.5 % of women and 2% of men and is strongly correlated to consumers treatments for weight loss like liposuction and spa to lose weight (about 30 % in the USA ). No psychological, nutritional and medical treatment most possibly abandon any dieting efforts because of repeated failures and end up with serious consequences for their health. In Brazil about 15 % of morbidly obese and 49 % of obese seeking treatment to lose weight have this disorder. Worldwide, the estimated prevalence of BED in the general population vary from 1.5 to 5 % and in clinical samples obese patients lies around 7.5 to 30%