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Binge-eating disorder in males

Binge-eating disorder is a severe, life-threatening disorder characterised by repeated compulsive overeating or binge eating, but without the purging that occurs in bulimia nervosa.

Behavioural characteristics

A man with binge-eating disorder will:

Emotional and mental characteristics

It is common for a man with binge-eating disorder to:

Physical characteristics

Men with binge-eating disorder may experience:

Written by the National Eating Disorders Association, Adapted by HealthInfo clinical advisers


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