BED - Binge Eating Disorder

BED facts

  • People with BED often do not recognise a problem
  • They often conceal binge-eating behaviours
  • 47% people with eating disorders have BED
  • People with BED are prone to depression and anxiety
  • Binge-Eating Disorder or behaviours are associated with ADHD
  • Drug or alcohol use disorder is a frequent co-morbidity
  • Suicide risk is significantly elevated in BED patients
  • High physical health burden (overweight, diabetes, asthma, pain)
  • 3% women and 2% men have a lifetime chance develop BED
  • One-third of BED patient are not affected by weight gain
  • Weight management often does not eliminate the cause of BED
  • Difference between men and women in how they address their BED
  • One million Australians have disordered eating