Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is one of the most common eating disorder amongst Canadian adults, it’s affecting millions of individuals nationwide. People with BED often eat any food an unusually large amount and feel out of control during the binges period. This is highly significant in the sense that most of the insurance companies will not take eating disorder treatment for an individual otherwise his or her specific distress is listed in the current DSM. There are three types of eating disorders: bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. The symbols of an eating disorder often beginning before a person looks unwell, so weight cannot be the only consideration.
Binge eating disorders can be affected anyone, but some people can be at higher risk. People who have lower self-esteem or poor body condition, or difficulties dealing with extreme stress may be more likely to affect an eating disorder. In Canada, some survey results found that Binge Eating Disorder (BED) effected people are increasing dramatically. As far, Men are more likely to be affected by BED, represent about 10% of individuals with eating disorders. More than 1500,000 Canadians suffered from some sort of BED.
So, let’s start with some surprising Facts:
- Binge eating disorder is more likely common than HIV, schizophrenia and breast cancer.
- Binge eating disorder affects more than two times to the people whom diagnosed with bulimia and anorexia combined.
- Someone is overweight that does not mean that he or she binges or overeats.
- While some typical patient with BED may look different than the typical patients who is struggling with eating disorders like bulimia or anorexia.
- Like other eating disorders, people who binge, tend to eat very confined diets during the day and leaving them permeable to binging at night.
- Most binge feel shame and anxiety when eating in front of others people. They usually feel that everyone is evaluating and watching their food intake.
- As with bulimia and anorexia, overcoming Binge Eating Disorder is not about learning more self-control or discipline.
- Binge eaters are no more or few remain out of control than bulimics, anorexics, or those struggling with other addictions.
- Compulsive eaters and binge, overweight or not, are not lazy. In fact, like with anorexia, Compulsive eaters and binge tend to be perfectionists and work non-stop. The management of binge eating is working hard.
- Compulsive eaters and binge are usually tending to feel an unspeakable amount of shame about their bodies and behaviors. Many say that they feel inferior and damaged. Whatever harsh criticism society does offer, compulsive eaters and binge have already inflicted worse upon themselves.
People with eating disorders are most often suffering in silence. This makes it difficult for doctors to identify the specific number of people affected by this binge. After all, binge eating disorder may face in many of the same health problem which is commonly associated with obesity.