Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder. Binge eating disorder is characterised by regular episodes of binge eating. Binge eating involves eating an excessive amount of food, which may take place in a rapid space of time, or may be more of an extended grazing. These episodes can feel chaotic, uncontrollable and highly distressing. Binge eating can occur when an individual is not physically hungry and may continue past the point of feeling uncomfortably full.
Individuals with binge eating disorder often experience a sense of shame and guilt regarding the eating concerns.