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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 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 31-year-old member asked:

Please tell me how to recover from binge eating disorder?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Binging/purging: Even with professional help, it is a slow process of recovery. A trained professional can help you explore the dynamics behind the behaviors, instead of just treating the symptoms.
A 47-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 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 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 13 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 34-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 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 40-year-old member asked:

Can i tell me how i can treat binge eating disorder?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 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.

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