About Binge Eating Disorder
Binge eating disorder is more common than many people think. The prevalence of binge eating disorder is approximately 2.4% of the general adult (18 or older) population. Binge eating disorder is slightly more common in women than in men. There’s also no weight requirement for this disorder. People who binge eat can be normal weight, overweight, or heavier than average weight. Regardless, the symptoms of binge eating disorder can be hard to manage.
People with binge eating disorder often display symptoms of depression and express distress, shame, and guilt about their eating behaviors. In fact, this disorder commonly occurs alongside other mental health conditions.