Binge Eating, Compulsive Eating and Emotional Eating are all very similar in as the underlying issues are usually following a common theme of; low self esteem, low confidence and low self worth.
Binge eating and compulsive eating are psychological illnesses. As with other eating disorders, there are no barriers when it comes to age, gender or race.
People do struggle with a life time of binge eating problems and suicide rates are high.
It is also a psychological illness that has a major impact on a person's physical and mental health, and a profound effect on anyone who is part of their life if support is not sought!