binge eating disorder

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binge eating disorder

[¦binj ′ēd·iŋ dis‚ȯrd·ər]
(psychology)
A condition that is characterized by recurrent episodes of excessive eating but, unlike bulimia nervosa, no extreme weight control behaviors (purging, laxatives, fasting) are present; persons with the disorder have chaotic eating patterns and frequently overeat as well as binge.
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But a first-of-a-kind study conducted by researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Wesleyan University and Rutgers University found that more than 63 percent of participants had stopped binging at the end of the program - compared to just over 28 percent of those who did not participate.
Binging is simply the act of eating excessively large amounts of food and feeling at the same time a loss of self control, a total absence of will.
ISLAMABAD -- A fairly rare eating disorder whose signature is excessive eating though not necessarily binging at night needs further study since it may signal other mental health issues, researchers say.