Symptom: Overeating

Overeating: Eating too much food.
Introduction: Overeating may be caused by changed in appetite (see excessive hunger) or in some cases it may arise without an increase in appetite.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Overeating:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Overeating (42 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Overeating (9 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Overeating (10 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Symptoms related to Overeating: excessive hunger (12), appetite changes (116), food symptoms (22), weight gain (29), undereating (11), weight loss (120), thinness (4), cravings (4)
    Overeating type of: Eating symptoms (138)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Overeating: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Overeating as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Overeating: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Overeating as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Overeating: The following list of conditions have 'Overeating' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


  • Binge eating disorder ... secrecy and isolation when binge eating, overeating, binge eating episodes, eating even when not hungry, eating till uncomfortably full
  • Bipolar disorder ... overeating
  • Borderline Personality Disorder ... binge eating
  • Bulimia nervosa ... binging, binge eating episodes, repeated cycles of binging and purging, uncontrolled eating, excessive eating


  • Depression ... overeating
  • Depressive disorders ... overeating
  • Disordered Eating ... infrequent bingeing
  • Dysthymia ... overeating


  • Eating disorders ... Bingeing


  • Postpartum depression ... overeating

    Last revised: Nov 3, 2003

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