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Binge Eating Disorder Causes

(Also Known As: Binge Eating Causes, Compulsive Eating Causes, Compulsive Eating Disorder Causes, Eating Disorder Causes, Uncontrolled Eating Causes)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What Causes Binge Eating Disorder?

The specific cause of binge eating disorder is unknown, but there are several factors found to be associated in with the disorder. This includes the following: 4

  • Psychological factors
  • Negative emotional factors
  • Biological factors
  • Socio-cultural factors
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Risk factors that can predispose someone to binge eating disorder include:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Dieting
  • Lack of self control
  • Media and society

Could You Have Binge Eating Disorder?

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Related Conditions

Anorexia Nervosa – Starvation, Over-Exercise, Laxatives, Diuretics, Warped Body Image
Bulimia Nervosa – purging, fasting enema, laxatives, diuretics, recurrent binge eating
Generalized Anxiety Disorder – irrational worry, anxiety, depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – obsession, compulsiveness, repeated ritualistic activities