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Describe the features of binge eating.?

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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
13 doctors agree

In brief: Eating a lot

Binge eating involves eating a large amount of food impulsively in one sitting.
The binge eater, like a binge drinker, will eat a lot of food rapidly, usually to help deal with an urge or anxiety or bad mood. The binge will usually feel really guilty afterwards as that person does not feel in control of his or her situation.

In brief: Eating a lot

Binge eating involves eating a large amount of food impulsively in one sitting.
The binge eater, like a binge drinker, will eat a lot of food rapidly, usually to help deal with an urge or anxiety or bad mood. The binge will usually feel really guilty afterwards as that person does not feel in control of his or her situation.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Dr. Alfredo Soto
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Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multiple

Recurrent episodes of binge eating occurring at least once a week for three months; Eating a larger amount of food than normal during a short time frame (ie, two-hour period); Lack of control over eating during the binge episode (feeling as if you can’t stop eating or can’t control what or how much you are eating); Feeling disgusted, depressed, ashamed, or guilty afterwards.

In brief: Multiple

Recurrent episodes of binge eating occurring at least once a week for three months; Eating a larger amount of food than normal during a short time frame (ie, two-hour period); Lack of control over eating during the binge episode (feeling as if you can’t stop eating or can’t control what or how much you are eating); Feeling disgusted, depressed, ashamed, or guilty afterwards.
Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
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Dr. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Binge Eating

People who compulsively overeat, though, may use food as their only way of coping with negative emotions.
As a result, they often feel that their eating is out of control. They think about food all the time and feel guilty, ashamed, or depressed after eating. http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/eating-disorders/binge-eating-disorder/features/compulsive-overeating-and-how-to-stop-it

In brief: Binge Eating

People who compulsively overeat, though, may use food as their only way of coping with negative emotions.
As a result, they often feel that their eating is out of control. They think about food all the time and feel guilty, ashamed, or depressed after eating. http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/eating-disorders/binge-eating-disorder/features/compulsive-overeating-and-how-to-stop-it
Dr. Stephen Pool
Dr. Stephen Pool
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In brief: Mainly:

To suffer episodes of eating excessive amounts of food, in a relatively short period of time, with a sense of lack of control over it.
Guilt feelings after that are also very common.

In brief: Mainly:

To suffer episodes of eating excessive amounts of food, in a relatively short period of time, with a sense of lack of control over it.
Guilt feelings after that are also very common.
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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