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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Eating Disorder (Definition)

A psychiatric condition characterized by abnormal eating habits and dysfunctional relationship with food. Examples of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia ...Read more


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What causes binge eating disorder?

What causes binge eating disorder?

Binge Eating: People who compulsively overeat, though, may use food as their only way of coping with negative emotions. As a result, they often feel that their eating is out of control. They think about food all the time and feel guilty, ashamed, or depressed after eating.
http://www. Webmd. Com/mental-health/eating-disorders/binge-eating-disorder/features/compulsive-overeating-and-how-to-stop-it ...Read more

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What is ' binge eating disorder '?

What is ' binge eating disorder '?

Binge eating is...: Binge eating disorder is characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly and often to the point of pain. There's a sense of a loss of control during the binge and intense feelings of shame and guilt. Bingeing is a negative coping mechanism and may be a response to anxiety or other uncomfortable emotions, or as an way to convert emotional pain to physical, or express loneliness. ...Read more

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Why binge eating disorder is a bad one?

Why binge eating disorder is a bad one?

Medical problems are: Serious in binge eating just as they are in restriction of anorexia. Though weight loss is not a problem and mortality rates not nearly as high, medical problems can be very serious. Throwing up and/or constant use of laxatives can lead to erosion of teeth enamel, large bowel problems, menstrual irregularities, severe electrolyte loss and resulting cardiac problems, pancreatic irritation, and more. ...Read more

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How can binge eating disorder be treated?

How can binge eating disorder be treated?

Tailored Treatment: There are many things to consider before coming up with a plan of treatment. In general, eating disorders are most effectively treated by a group of specialists working together closely in the patient's best interest. Typically, treatment involves help from medical, mental health and nutrition specialists. Good places to begin seeking more info & help: http://www. Anad. Org and http://www. Myedin. Org. ...Read more

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I need advice with binge eating disorder?

I need advice with binge eating disorder?

See below: Here are 10 short strategies. Manage stress, eat three meals a day, avoid the temptation by cleaning out your cupboards and refrigerator, exercise 30 min. Fight boredom get enough sleep, keep a food diary. You can contact our dietitian at www. Weighstation. Net for further advice on how to fight your binge eating. As a side note, dill pickles have been shown to curb binges. ...Read more

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Help please! I have binge eating disorder?

Help please! I have binge eating disorder?

Binge eating: 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. ...Read more

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What are the causes of binge eating disorder?

What are the causes of binge eating disorder?

Unknown: This is an eating disorder similar to anorexia nervosa which probably has some neurological correlates; but they have not been identified. Psychologically, it appears related to early childhood experience in terms of parents reactions to their child at mealtime. ...Read more

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What can be done about binge eating disorder?

What can be done about binge eating disorder?

Seek therapy: BED is way of resolving a internal conflict through physical action. People think they are triggered by food but actually are triggered by emotions that lead to bingeing. They binge to numb, distract or comfort themselves. To stop, seek treatment to identify what's eating "at" you instead of focusing on what you're eating, and find new ways to respond to yourself. Recovery is possible! ...Read more

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How can one develop a binge eating disorder?

How can one develop a binge eating disorder?

Emotional eating: Binge eating other binge behaviors are often emotional in nature. Food, in the binge eating disorder, replaces emotional connections and real relationships. It 'makes you feel better' (not really), but serves as a substitute for healthy relationships and behaviors. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a binge eating disorder?

What to do if I have a binge eating disorder?

Huge Step=Talk About: One thing many with eating disorders have in common is difficulty sharing their feelings. It's common 2keep feelings ; some types of thoughts secret. So consider taking steps 2share: see "get help" page of national assn of anorexia nervosa ; related disorders (anad) website: http://bit. Ly/16crmyh. Take a big step ; call their helpline at (630) 577-1330? Or email them at anadhelp@anad. Org? ...Read more

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How can I recover from binge eating disorder?

How can I recover from binge eating disorder?

Consider: Over eaters anonymous. It is free, confidential and often a very effective 12 step program. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the tests for binge eating disorder?

No tests but examina: Of your behavior patterns. Are you eating compulsively? Do you feel helpless against your hunger? Do you eat when emotional? Are you losing/gaining weight. Are you secretive and not eating with others out of shame of how much you consume? If yes to most then you have Binge eating disorder. Go seek a specialist among psychologists. ...Read more

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Can one with binge eating disorder get better?

Can one with binge eating disorder get better?

Absolutely!!: I've treated patients who struggled DECADES and are no longer bingeing. Whatever is going on with food is a symptom of the problem, not "the" problem. It's vital to understand what's eating "at" you, instead of focusing on food. Psychotherapy can help you learn new ways of coping. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of binge eating disorder?

What are the symptoms of binge eating disorder?

Eating disorders: If you feel as though your eating behavior is a concern to you, please consult a mental health provider for evaluation, and if needed, treatment.
Here is further information on the subject:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/binge-eating-disorder/symptoms-causes/dxc-20182932
Good luck! ...Read more

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Advice for someone with a binge eating disorder?

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Advice for someone with a binge eating disorder?

Eating DO's: Work on self image/self esteem issues with a therapist experienced with cognitive behavior therapy for eating disorders. Prognosis is favorable with commitment to years of therapy. ...Read more

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How can I get treated for binge eating disorder?

Talk with your doc: First, talk with your physician about your eating problem. Get a full history and physical. There are also psychiatrists and psychologists who specifically treat eating disorders, including binge eating. Ask for referrals. In addition, you can attend overeaters anonymous: http://www. Oa.Org/ -- very helpful group for many. For more info on binge eating: http://tinyurl. Com/8gx5ml. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have binge eating disorder?

How to determine if I have binge eating disorder?

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. ...Read more

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How can a person develop a binge eating disorder?

Behaviorally: I usually think of it as mostly learned. Many in our society treat eating as a naughty pleasure and associate it with rewards & punishments. The desire to get something (eating a lot) for nothing (purging to be rid of calories) can be seen as emblematic of today's culture. Very young, many of us get unfortunate lessons that make eating very different from simply obtaining nourishment. It's sad. ...Read more

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I have binge eating disorder? Advice on what to do?

I have binge eating disorder? Advice on what to do?

Therapy is key: You need to find a local therapist with skills in treated binge eating disorder (bed). You can try looking on edreferral. Com for a local provider. Therapy is the key to figure out how to curb the behaviors. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of binge eating disorder?

What are the consequences of binge eating disorder?

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. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of binge eating disorder?

Are there different kinds of binge eating disorder?

Binge eating: Binge eating do (compulsive overeating) is one type of eating disorders. Other types are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, purging do, rumination, pica, night eating syndrome. ...Read more

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What's a good way to address binge eating disorder?

What's a good way to address binge eating disorder?

Seek help: It is not the act of binge eating that you need to control. There is some underlying reason that you have to try and deal with. This can only be done with help from other people. Talk to someone that you trust about your life and what you feeling and try and unwind the driving agents. Doing this with a professional counselor will accelerate the process. You are damaging your body, seek help. ...Read more

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Could someone with binge eating disorder get better?

Could someone with binge eating disorder get better?

Yes he/she could: But have him evaluated first to see what need to be done. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is binge eating disorder?

How do I know exactly what is binge eating disorder?

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. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for binge eating disorder?

What are the risk factors for binge eating disorder?

Anyone who had a: Controlling parent, who food shamed, was controlling with their food/appearance, nearly most diagnosis/and problems/stressors can predispose you to this issue. Its a matter of preference for food and how tolerant you are with binging and throwing up. ...Read more

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What are the complications of binge eating disorder?

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 ...Read more

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How can we detect binge eating disorder by its signs?

How can we detect binge eating disorder by its signs?

Be nonjudgemental: Binge eating disorder is extremely common among people who are overweight. Patients eat a large amount of food usually until it is gone, with a feeling of loss of control. Often there is underlying anxiety, depression, stress and shame and therapy (either analytical or cognitive behavioral) can be very helpful. It is important to see someone with expertise in this area. ...Read more

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

Purging: Both bulimia and binge eating disorder are characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly and often to the point of pain. There's a sense of a loss of control during the binge and intense feelings of shame and guilt. Bulimia involves purging (vomiting, exercising, laxatives or restricting) as a compensatory measure to get rid of the food from the binge. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Skversky
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Binge Eating (Definition)

This is the essential feature of bulimia, i.e., eating vast amounts of food in short periods of time that have nothing to do with appetite, rather having to ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

Apsychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more