Binge eating disorder

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What is binge eating disorder?

Binge eating episodes with a sense of lack of control. Binge eating usually does not include compensatory behaviors such as purging, fasting, misuse of laxatives and other medications, or excessive exercise that are characteristic of bulimia nervosa.

Common symptoms reported by people with binge eating disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for binge eating disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
57
Tried for
binge eating disorder (1)

Data from patients with binge eating disorder, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with binge eating disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Perceived effectiveness
for binge eating disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
binge eating disorder (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with binge eating disorder, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has binge eating disorder on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 75 say binge eating disorder is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 53
30s 63
40s 51
50s 50
60s 18
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 93
20-29 years 14
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 31
Female 212

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 94
Not Diagnosed 63

These charts show data from binge eating disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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