August 1997 Issue

Binge-Eating That Plagues Adults Now Recognized As A Disorder

We've all binged from time to time. Whether it was downing an entire quart of ice cream because of feeling blue or caving in to the temptation of trays of hors d'oeuvres and pitchers of eggnog during the holidays. But those are occasional binges. Most of us find it hard not to overeat during festive occasions or when strong emotions get the better of us. It's only a problem if it becomes an

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