Binge Eating Disorder

Understanding Binge Eating Disorder

According to the National Eating Disorders Association, over 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder during their lifetime. For far too long, one of the most prevalent eating disorders went under-diagnosed and under-treated as an Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder. Fortunately, Binge eating disorder (BED) was officially recognized as a formal diagnosis in 2013, allowing more funding, research and treatment to be directed toward the disorder and its patients.