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School Psych Corner: What is Binge-Eating Disorder?

31st May, 2022

[Source: Child Mind Institute]

Binge eating — consuming an unusually large amount of food in a short period of time — was classified as an eating disorder in 2013. It is usually diagnosed in teenagers and young adults, but children can also develop binge eating.

One of the characteristics of binge eating is that the person feels they have lost control of their eating. They feel they can’t stop eating. And this loss of control (LOC) eating sometimes develops in children (as young as eight years old) who will later develop full-blown binge-eating disorder (BED). So identifying and treating children with LOC eating could be an important way to prevent adult BED and weight gain.

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