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.
According to a report from Census and Statistics Department of Hong Kong, until 2009, 86 600 persons were diagnosed mentally ill or having mood disorder under medical assessment tests (prevalence rate of 1.3%) in Hong Kong, excluding many sufferers who have not sought treatment.H. According to Mental Health Service Plan for Adults 2010-2015 claimed by Hospital Authority of Hong Kong, with a population of 6.9m in Hong Kong, extrapolation from worldwide data would indicate that between 1m – 1.7m people have a mental disorder and between 70,000 – 200,000 people have severe mental illness, which means 14.49% to 24.64% of Hong Kong people were in at least one mental problem. Yu Hao provided more statistics. 0.5%-3% of Chinese people has eating disorders including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa while bulimia nervosa sufferers are twice the number of anorexia nervosa. People who binge eating are more than those in anorexia.