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is there a psychiatrist on here who specializes in eating disorders that can do virtual appts through email or skype? particularly binging

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
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A 43-year-old member asked:

How are atheletes/models/etc and binge-eating disorders linked?

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Anorexia-Bulimia: Focus on one's body for both fitness and appearance can increase eating disorders in vulnerable people. As one's focus grows more and more intense, minor variations loom unrealistically large and give rise to overexercise, food-restriction and for some, "rebound" binge-eating. These conditions sneak up slowly and can become serious, even life-threatening. Medical intervention is critical.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Why do people develop binge eating disorders?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Bulimia Nervosa: Is from the greek words meaning ravenous hunger. It is an eating disorder characterized by binging & purging, consuming large amount of food in short time then vomiting/taking laxative or diuretic/excessive exercising. More in females. Majority are of normal weight. They have impulsive behaviors such as overspending, & family history of eating disorders, mood disorders & substance abuse.

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