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A 47-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what to do about a binge eating disorder?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Some options: Encourage you to try a 12 step program called over eater's anonymous. It is free, confidential, informative, supportive, ; can be effective. You will learn about your dysfunctional relationship w food as well as finding out about healthier coping behaviors. Would see your physician to determine if there are any underlying medical conditions. Working w an addiction medicine specialist can help.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

I have bulimia or binge eating disorder, how to tell?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Professional dx: A binge -eating disorder involves rapidly eating large amounts of food to the point that you are physically uncomfortable. Eating may occur when alone even if not hungry. One can feel guilty or ashamed after binge -eating ; try to make up for it by dieting/ starvation. This can cause a yo-yo diet and weight may also yo-yo. Depressed ; anxious mood are often seen.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can i tell me how i can recover from binge eating disorder?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
For starters...: Encourage you to try a 12 step program called over eater's anonymous. It is free, confidential, informative, supportive, ; can be effective. You will learn about your dysfunctional relationship w food as well as finding out about healthier coping behaviors. Would see your physician to determine if there are any underlying medical conditions. Working w an addiction medicine specialist can help.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can i tell me how i can deal with binge eating disorder?

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Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 14 years experience
See someone: See a mental health professional who can guide you in the right direction as far as diagnosis and treatment. It is unhealty and detrimental to your body and health. There are also self help books on eating disorders on amazon. Seek help.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How can binge eating disorder be treated?

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Tailored Treatment: There are many things to consider before coming up with a plan of treatment. In general, eating disorders are most effectively treated by a group of specialists working together closely in the patient's best interest. Typically, treatment involves help from medical, mental health and nutrition specialists. Good places to begin seeking more info & help: http://www.Anad.Org and http://www.Myedin.Org.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How to determine if I have binge eating disorder?

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Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Symptoms: For starters, if you're worried about having a binge eating disorder, you may have one. Indicators: if you eat a lot of food-more than someone else would-in a two hour period & you feel a loss of control (i.e.Can't stop till the bag is empty) & finally this happens at least twice a week, you probably have a binge eating disorder. Not surprisingly, most binge-eaters are overweight.

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