- Becoming overweight at a young age
- Yo-yo dieting
- History of depression, low self-esteem, and/or substance abuse
- History of sexual abuse
- Excess concern with body shape
|Binge eating disorder is more common in females and is often linked to emotional or psychological issues.|
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- Eating quickly
- Eating until you are uncomfortably full
- Eating large amounts when you are not hungry
- Eating alone due to embarrassment
- Feeling disgusted, depressed, or guilty after eating
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Canadian Mental Health Association http://www.cmha.ca
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 08/2013 -
- Update Date: 05/20/2014 -