The term Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is used for those who go through recurring episodes of compulsive overeating. They eat far too much, but don't get rid of the extra calories in the same way as those with bulimia.
They typically eat large quantities of food quickly even when they are not physically hungry. More. Feelings of shame and guilt are common.
BED usually leads to overweight. About one fifth of those who seek medical help for overweight have typical symptoms. Even those with overweight who don't have typical symptoms are often helped by similar treatment.