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.
At National University Hospital, scientists have noticed that patients are getting younger; some 20 per cent more cases involve young patients; most are brought to treatment facilities for anorexia or bulimia treatment by their parents, while the remaining 30 per cent are referred to these facilities by their schools. Giveaway signs for parents and educators include rapid weight loss, a refusal to eat in public, suspected purging after mealtime, weakness and fainting during exercise, etc. Anorexia is currently the third most common chronic illness among adolescents in the US and sadly, the trend is looking very similar in the rest of the world. Eating disorders have a very high mortality rate; young women with anorexia nervosa in particular are 12 times more likely to die than similarly aged women without this illness. It is estimated that up to 10 per cent of people with anorexia die within 10 years of the onset of the disease, up to 20 per cent die within 20 years and only 50 per cent are cured. Some 20 per cent of all people with anorexia prematurely die from complications related to their eating disorder, including cardiovascular illness and suicide.