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Binge Eating Disorder Fast Facts
Approximately 8% of adults in the United States will exhibit symptoms of binge eating disorder at least once in their lifetimes. One study found that more than 1 in 20 adolescent girls suffer from binge eating disorder, bulimia, or anorexia.
Binge eating disorder is more common in women than in men, but about 40% of sufferers are men. Almost half of all people with binge eating disorder also suffer from a mood disorder, and more than half suffer from an anxiety disorder.
About 10% of people who suffer from binge eating disorder also struggle with substance abuse. Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance. The onset of binge eating disorder is most common in the late teens or early 20s, but it can occur at any stage of life. Almost a third of people who seek weight-loss treatment suffer from binge eating disorder.
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About 10% of people who suffer from binge eating disorder also struggle with substance abuse. Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance.
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Binge Eating Disorder Caregiver Tips
15 Million Americans Provide Unpaid Care
Caring for someone with binge eating disorder is made more difficult by the complexity of the emotional and psychological issues that are typically involved. Caregiving is also challenging because of the guilt and shame that the sufferer feels about the binge eating.