Binge Eating

First recognized in the 1990s, binge eating is characterized by episodes of uncontrolled eating. Those with the disorder do not practice purging, but have feelings of lost control and marked distress about their eating behavior.

Many people with binge eating disorder are overweight and have a history of weight fluctuations. Other psychiatric illnesses, including depression, are also common.


• Frequent overeating that feels out of control
• Eating rapidly
• Eating to the point of being uncomfortably full
• Eating alone
• Irritation and disgust with self after overeating
• History of dieting and/or failed diet attempts

Learn More About the Laureate Eating Disorders Program

Please call us with questions at 918-491-3702. If you’re outside the Tulsa metro area, please call 800-322-5173. There is no cost for the screening call and no obligation to proceed with treatment.