binge-eating disorder

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A condition (included in the DSM-IV appendix of conditions meriting further study, but not in the ICD-10 classification) characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating, with similar signs and symptoms to bulimia nervosa but without the compensatory behaviour intended to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives or diuretics, enemas, fasting, or excessive exercise.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.

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