Main Features

Behaviours may include

•    Out-of-control eating
•    Eating more than the body needs at any one time
•    Eating much more quickly than usual during bingeing episodes
•    Eating until uncomfortably full
•    Eating large amounts of food, even when not hungry
•    Eating alone (often due to embarrassment at amount of food being eaten)

Emotional and psychological symptoms may include
•    Feelings of inadequacy and worthlessness
•    Feelings of guilt and shame
•    Depression and related symptoms
•    Low self esteem
•    Dissatisfaction with body image
•    Feeling out of control
•    Anxiety

Physical symptoms may include
•    Significant weight gain
•    Digestive problems
•    Joint and muscular pain
•    Breathlessness
•    Poor skin condition