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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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