What were the signs of a binge eating disorder in a friend or relative?
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What are binge eating disorder symptoms and signs?
Binge eating disorder symptoms and signs include recurring episodes of binge eating without engaging in purging, excessive exercising, the use of medications, or any other behaviors that are often used by bulimic individuals to attempt to compensate for the binge episode. People with this mental illness tend to engage in stress or other emotional eating, take longer to feel full, and are more likely to feel like they are starving when that is not the case. The binge episodes are associated with at least three of the following characteristics:
Eating more rapidly than normal
Eating when not physically hungry
Eating until uncomfortably full
Eating alone because of shame
Feeling disgusted with oneself, depressed, or guilty after overeating
Also, the individual with binge eating disorder experiences marked distress regarding their binge eating.