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A 45-year-old member asked:

How do i know exactly what is binge eating disorder?

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
New Diagnosis, DSM-5: "binge eating is characterized by insatiable cravings that can occur any time of the day or night, usually secretive, and filled with shame. Bingeing is often rooted in poor body image, use of food to deal with stress, low self-esteem and tied to dysfunctional thoughts." source is the binge ed page of the national assn of anorexia nervosa & associated disorders (anad) website: http://bit.Ly/yfbmxt.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Wanted to know where can I learn if I have binge eating disorder and how can I stop binge eating?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Some ideas: Most of us occasionally eat more than we need to -- like at thanksgiving, having extra helpings of special foods. But if you feel compelled to frequently & rapidly eat large amounts of food -- especially when alone -- and feel ashamed for doing this, you might have bed (binge eating d/o). National eating disorders assoc has helpful resources: http://www.Nationaleatingdisorders.Org/.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the consequences of binge eating disorder?

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Dr. Joan Sy
Dr. Joan Syanswered
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Poor self worth: First, binge eating soon becomes a compulsion or a behavior that is very, very difficult to control. The act usually creates a sense of guilt and regret, which may or may not lead to purging which then lends to a number of different consequences including toothe enamel erosion or wear down, electrolyte disturbances, and potentially even death. If continues -extremely difficult overweight dilemma.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How to determine if I have binge eating disorder?

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Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 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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A 32-year-old male asked:

What are the complications of binge eating disorder?

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Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Varied: Complications can include lowered self-esteem, compromised quality of life, loneliness/social isolation, impaired social functioning, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders.Medical complications include obesity, heart disease, Type II diabetes, breathing problems during sleep, acid, reflux, and joint problems. Please consult a medical or mental health provider as treatments are available
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of binge eating disorder?

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Dr. Zahid Awan
Specializes in Psychiatry
Multiple: It could be related to obsessive/impulsive conditions. People can binge eat to take their mind off of other issues due to stress. It could be a poor coping skill to deal with stress. People with sadness and depression could binge eat to "feel better". A better idea of the individual situation can help understand why one is binge eating. There is possible link to serotonin dys-regulation.
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