n Mental Health Matters - What is a binge eating disorder?

Volume 3, Issue 5
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Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is a new diagnosis in the DSM 5. It should not be confused with overeating, which we all do at certain points. Anyone can have a BED regardless of their age, race, sex or weight. There is no single cause of BED, but usually there are several emotional, circumstantial or genetic factors that are interlinked. BED is also linked with other psychiatric disorders such as Depression, Bipolar Mood Disorder etc.

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