Binge Eating Disorder
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What Causes Binge Eating Disorder?
Binge eating disorder does not have a clearly definable cause, but several risk factors make it more likely that you could develop the disorder. The most common risk factors for binge eating disorder include:
- A family history of the disorder. People with a parent or a sibling who has experienced symptoms of binge eating disorder are much more likely to develop the disorder themselves.
- A history of dieting. Binge eating disorder is common in people who have a long and persistent history of trying to lose weight through dieting. Binges are often triggered when a dieter eats very little and then is struck by a strong urge to over-eat in compensation.
- A mood disorder or undiagnosed psychological problem. Binge eating disorder is very often associated with depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders. Stress, low self-esteem, or body-image problems may also play a role in the development of binge eating disorder.
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