Some of the more common signs of binge eating disorder are:
If someone is developing binge eating disorder, often changes in behaviour are noticeable before changes to physical appearance. Signs include:
Binge eating disorder is a mental illness, and you might notice changes in the way you or someone you know feels before physical symptoms become obvious. Psychological signs include:
There are several physical consequences associated with binge eating disorder:
Like any eating disorder, binge eating disorder can have long-term physical effects, some of which may be permanent. These include:
Most seriously, binge eating disorder may be fatal if not treated in time. However, many of the effects of binge eating disorder are reversible or can be prevented from worsening, and eating disorders are treatable, with full recovery possible.
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