Binging, or binge-eating disorder, is one of the three most common eating disorders, but it is often the least understood.
If you or someone you know has several of the following symptoms, it's possible that binge-eating is the culprit.
While anorexia is usually treated on an in-patient basis, bulimia and binge-eating may be treated on an out-patient basis if the victim is willing to cooperate with the treatment.
The "big three" eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder (sometimes called compulsive overeating).
While binge-eating disorder has not officially been approved as a psychiatric condition, some consider it a potential eating disorder.
The obesity linked to binge-eating can also lead to arthritis and other similar joint problems.
Overeaters Anonymous offers help specifically to those struggling with binge-eating disorder.