Since all the other eating disorders are covered here, it should stand to reason that compulsive overeating should be mentioned as well.

Compulsive overeating is quite similar to bulimia, except in that there is no compensatory action in response to a binge. Where a bulimic would purge, over-exercise, or severely restrict their food intake before or after a binge, the compulsive overeater will forgo these activities, however, he/she will be affected strongly by feelings of shame and guilt.

This is a condition with diagnostic criteria listed in the DSM-IV under the name binge eating disorder.

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