Binge eating disorder is more than overeating.
Among other symptoms, people with this disorder feel like they lose control over eating during a binge episode and are very upset by their recurring episodes. They may also eat in private because of feeling embarrassed by how much they eat during a binge.
B.E.D. is the most common eating disorder among US adults. It’s more common than anorexia and bulimia combined.* So, if you’re concerned that your eating habits and behaviors are more than just overeating, know that you are not alone.
Talking with your health care professional is the only way to learn whether what you're experiencing is B.E.D.
*Based on 12-month and lifetime prevalence estimates among 2,980 US adults aged ≥ 18 years who were assessed for an eating disorder in a national survey.