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Binge eating problem, any help or advice on how to block the urge to binge?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Urges: Several medications can assist in curbing the urges, depending on underlying pathology, whether physiologial or psychological, but most effective tx is cognitive behavioral therapy thru an experienced psychologist working with eating disorders.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
Most importantly, don't assume you can just "handle this" on your own. It's a potentially dangerous behavior that most find quite difficult to control, once started. Seek professional help.
Apr 12, 2012
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Yes: Binge eating involves consuming a large amount of food in a discrete period of time. What you can do is to limit youself to purchasing only single portions of foods at a time so as to limit the availability of these foods. Also eating with others and engaging in activities that remove you from food especially when hungry so as to avoid the urge to binge.

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