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Binge eating

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Introduction
Binge eating is a mental health condition where a person consumes very large quantities of food over a short period of time, often eating when they are not hungry.
Symptoms of binge eating
The symptoms of binge eating usually include a person eating in private and feelings such as having no control and guilt or disgust after binge eating.
Causes of binge eating
Like most eating disorders, binge eating is often a way of coping with feelings of unhappiness and low self-esteem.
Treating binge eating
There are a number of recommended treatments for binge eating, including a self-help programme, psychological therapy and medication.