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.
In the 19th century, only a handful of cases were reported, but thanks to the influence of the world media, by the 1960s the estimated figure in the Western world ballooned to 0.25 percent.According to recent research, nearly 14% of Israeli girls and 7.1% of boys in the nine to 14 age group have the potential to develop eating disorders. But while physicians and various therapists in the field believe that the phenomenon is growing every year, the Health Ministry has failed to compile a patient registry to assess the numbers.Thus the ministry bases itself on mere estimates of 1,500 new cases a year, and states that 330,000 Israelis will suffer from eating disorders at some time in their lives. Without documentation regarding the extent of the disorders, the medical establishment also lacks enough inpatient and outpatient facilities and professionals to treat them. It is believed that 2% of Israeli youths suffer from bulimia, 1.2% from anorexia and 3% to 5% more from non-specific eating disorders.