When Does Binge Eating Become Binge-Eating Disorder?

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Sam Brodsky

Featuring Dr. Christine Peat, NEDA Clinical Advisory Council:

Some research suggests that people with BED were more likely to have gone through a stressful life event leading up to their diagnosis, like a death, separation from a family member, or an accident. It’s also common for people with binge-eating disorder to have experienced trauma, according to a study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. “Every person’s story is different, but for many with binge-eating disorder, trauma played a big role in the initial development of the eating disorder,” notes Dr. Peat, speaking from her professional experience … In case you were wondering, you can fully recover from binge-eating disorder, Dr. Peat assures. “BED is treatable and not something a person has to live with for the rest of their lives,” she says. READ MORE