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Are there different kinds of binge eating disorder?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Binge eating

Binge eating do (compulsive overeating) is one type of eating disorders.
Other types are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, purging do, rumination, pica, night eating syndrome.

In brief: Binge eating

Binge eating do (compulsive overeating) is one type of eating disorders.
Other types are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, purging do, rumination, pica, night eating syndrome.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Max Haque
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, two types

There are 2 types of binge eating disorders.
1. Purging type which involves vomiting, laxatives, diuretics, enemas or other medications. 2. Nonpurging type which involves excessive exercise or fasting.

In brief: Yes, two types

There are 2 types of binge eating disorders.
1. Purging type which involves vomiting, laxatives, diuretics, enemas or other medications. 2. Nonpurging type which involves excessive exercise or fasting.
Dr. Max Haque
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Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
Binge eating does NOT involve purging. The answer above refers to anorexia or bulimia, not binge eating.
Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
Clinical Psychology

In brief: No

Binge eating disorder is characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly and often to the point of pain.
There's a sense of a loss of control during the binge and intense feelings of shame and guilt. Bingeing when compensatory measures to get rid of the food, such as vomiting, laxatives, exercise, is a feature of bulimia.

In brief: No

Binge eating disorder is characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly and often to the point of pain.
There's a sense of a loss of control during the binge and intense feelings of shame and guilt. Bingeing when compensatory measures to get rid of the food, such as vomiting, laxatives, exercise, is a feature of bulimia.
Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
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