Binge Eating Disorder (BED) 

There is a desire to eat large amounts of food, not always at mealtimes, but the sufferer does not try to get rid of it as in bulimia.They feel depressed and or inadequate because of this inability to control.


Symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder

  • Weight gain
  • Feeling low
  • Eating large amounts of food until feeling uncomfortably full
  • Being secretive
  • Mood swings
  • Feeling guilty after eating and out of control
  • Anxiety about weight


Compulsive overeating

The sufferer can pick at food all day long, for different reasons, but mainly because eating food is seen as a way of coping with difficult feelings.


 Symptoms of Compulsive Overeating

  • Picking at food all day
  • Feeling low
  • Feeling out of control
  • Thinking about food all the time
2 replies
  1. deborah reid
    deborah reid says:

    Hi, I find it difficult to accept that I have this illness, even although I tick every box. I was diagnosed years ago with bulimia and find that easier to accept for some reason.

    • Heather Cassie
      Heather Cassie says:

      Thank you for your comment. It can be difficult to accept diagnoses at times. Hopefully you can make a full recovery with the appropriate support. You are welcome to attend our monthly meetings, currently being held in Cafe Credo (Aberdeen), sharing experiences and offering support. Our next meeting is on 4th Oct at 7.30pm. Further details are on our News Page. Due to Covid, numbers are limited, so we ask that you contact our administrator to book a place

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