Eating Disorders Center—Binge Eating (BED)
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Living With BED
Diagnosis of binge eating disorder
The American Psychiatric Association in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) formally categorizes BED according to five criteria.
Binge eating disorder affects more than 1 million men in America. A typical binge may include eating anywhere from 1,000 to 15,000 calories at a time. In fact, it is not uncommon to actually have a "food hangover" the day after an especially large binge.
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