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what causes people to develop binge-eating habits?

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Binge: Oftentimes, eating disorders are about issues of control, namely the last bastion the patient feels they have any control over, namely their body. There is, concomitant with this, often a history of difficult, if not occasionally agonizing parent-child relationships that are the cornerstone of the disorder.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Why does my baby form new habits and let others go by the wayside?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Brain development: Habits are formed as the brain uses repetitive behaviors to soothe or cope with the environment. As your child gains the ability to interact with their world, and gains the ability to adapt to new stimuli, certain habits will be reinforced, and others will not be necessary. As the brain matures, it will have different needs, and will have different habits reinforced, and others not.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How can you stop binge eating and regain health without the extra weight?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Counseling first: Counseling with a counselor who is skilled at treating eating disorders is in order.A psychiatric eval may also help to see if there are emotional issues underlying the eating disorder. Depression, abuse, paranoia, traumatic losses or injuries, severe anxiety, marital, work or financial issues can all contribute to binge eating. Solving that should keep weight off." non-fattening" meds may help.
A 26-year-old member asked:

Are there any procedures or habits I can adopt if I need to fly and I have some GI problems?

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Dr. Kate Tulenko
Specializes in Pediatrics
Please be specific: Please be more specific about your GI problems. What are your GI problems? Diarrhea? Constipation? Hemorrhoids? Vomiting? Ulcer? Food allergies or intolerance? Bleeding? Inflammatory bowel disease? There are different precautions for each of these.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is kleptomania something that comes from being taught bad habits?

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
It can be: That is a very common way for that to develop.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I'm 23 days without one drink but have turned to chocolate instead- how can I make sure this doesn't become a habit so I can be healthy?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Get a healthy habit-: Walk, read, exercise, build, talk to people. Get a hobby. Go to aa - that works best.

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