Binge Eating Disorder - Overview
Binge-eating disorder is characterized by recurrent binge-eating episodes during which a person feels a loss of control over his or her eating.
Unlike bulimia, binge-eating episodes are not followed by purging, excessive exercise or fasting. As a result, people with binge-eating disorder often are overweight or obese.
They also experience guilt, shame and/or distress about the binge-eating, which can lead to more binge-eating.