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A 43-year-old member asked:

How to tell if i have anorexia and binge eating disorder and bulemia?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Yes: Some people have all three. If you are doing a bit of all three, call a facility that treats eating disorders and get help asap. It can be treated, but if it goes on for too long some damage can be irreversible. Do not wait, get help!

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there eating disorders other than anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Yes there are.: Other eating disorders: cravings for specific foods or non-edible substances (clay or starch in pregnancy, dirt & ice in iron & zinc deficiencies, pica in children & adolescents eating any non-nutritive substance), psychiatric disorders looking like eating disorders (depression, somatization disorders, schizophrenia) with food aversions, body distortions, delusions, paranoia that affect eating.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How do binge-eating disorder, anorexia and bulimia nervosa affect the lifespan?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Eating DO: Depends on severity and if treatment is saught early.
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.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Please tell me how to recover from binge eating disorder?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
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 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 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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