05/14/2015 02:46 pm ET | Updated May 14, 2015

My Struggle With Binge-Eating Disorder

Binge-eating disorder is characterized in the DSM-5 as "recurring episodes of eating significantly more food in a short period of time than most people would eat under similar circumstances," and it currently affects 1-5 percent of the general population. Sally Slater spoke candidly to The Huffington Post about what it's like to live with binge-eating disorder. Her interview has been edited and condensed for this illustrated story.

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Need help? Call the National Eating Disorder Association hotline at 1-800-931-2237.

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