While you may not have heard of binge eating disorder, chances are you know someone who suffers from it. An estimated 4 million Americans have the disorder and that only accounts for reported cases. It’s believed more people suffer from binge eating disorder than anorexia and bulimia combined – making it the most common eating disorder in the United States. Until 2013, binge eating wasn’t recognized as a disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), but its recent inclusion is good news. Not only does it help patients receive a diagnosis, but many insurance companies will not cover treatment for mental disorders not listed in the DSM.