Binge Eating Disorder
This problem is more common in women. Other things that may raise the risk are:
- Having other family members with this problem
- Being overweight or obese
- A pattern of losing and gaining weight through dieting
- Having other mental health problems, such as depression or obsessive compulsive behavior
- Problems with anger or self-esteem
- Prior abuse
- Worrying too much about one's body shape
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National Eating Disorders Association https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
Canadian Mental Health Association https://cmha.ca
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