Binge Eating Disorder
Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder in the United States. Individuals with BED may eat when they are not hungry, may eat to the point of being uncomfortably full, possibly eat alone in secret, and/or may feel embarrassment and guilt after eating an excessive amount of food in a set period of time. Individuals may feel as if they have no control over their binge eating, and may also eat at a faster pace than normal. Symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder include:
- Eating an extremely large amount of food within a short period of time (generally less than 2 hours) at least 2 times a week for at least 6 months
- Feeling unable to control how much you eat during a binge
- Feeling very unhappy about binge eating
- If you have binge eating disorder, you may also have three (or more) of the following symptoms:
- Eating more quickly than normal
- Eating until you are painfully full
- Eating when you are not hungry to reduce stress or to comfort yourself
- Eating alone because you are embarrassed about how much food you eat.
- Feeling upset, guilty, or depressed after eating a lot of food
For more information regarding this medical research study evaluating an investigational medication in adults with BED, please complete the form below or contact Nicole at 636-946-8032. During our initial contact, we will ask you several questions to see if you would be a good fit for this medical research study. There is no obligation to participate.
Eligible study participants may be reimbursed for travel expenses for completed study visits.