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Is binge eating unhealthy?

Is binge eating unhealthy?

Yes: It is unhealthy. See a psychiatrist in your area for proper diagnosis and treatment of this condition. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Psychology (Definition)

The formal definition of psychology is: the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context. The mental characteristics or attitude of ...Read more


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How to overcome binge eating disorder?

How to overcome binge eating disorder?

Psychotherapy: Get a complete physical to make sure BED is not compromising your health. Seek therapy with a qualified professional. BED is a way of coping with conflicts and emotions. When you identify what you are using food to deal with (ie, anxiety,fear, relationships) then you can find new ways of coping. You also must learn to respond to yourself in words instead of behavior. There is hope. ...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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How do people overcome binge eating disorder?

How do people overcome binge eating disorder?

They get help!: Over eater's anonymous is a great place to get support, education ; to learn coping skills. It is free ; confidential. Working with a psychiatrist ;/or an addiction medicine specialist can also be very helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders?

Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders?

Not likely: Healthy eating programs should really work against eating disorder development. Increased control of eating may be related to the development of some abnormal eating patterns for some individuals. ...Read more

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How to beat binge eating habits?

How to beat binge eating habits?

GET WIDE TESTING: Binge eating has many causes. The link to depression or nerves means you want these treated. Sam-e never adds weight for depression. Anxiety is common and many eat themselves into "comfort.." make sure you sleep 8 plus hours and have some fun or you will play with food to offset overwork. What does food do for you? Know answer and on the right road. ...Read more

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Do most anorexics binge eat?

No: Anorexia and bulimia (binging and purging) are seperate disorders which are unlikely to occur together. Anorexia is specifically a fear of gaining weight in someone who is significantly below their ideal body weight often assoc with extreme exercise and/or abuse of laxatives, diuretics or other agents aimed at restricting weight. ...Read more

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Is boredom eating considered an eating disorder?

Is boredom eating considered an eating disorder?

Not a disorder: Our current framework to consider a psychiatric disorder is based on dsm-iv-tr criteria. One key element in considering a disorder is "functional impairment". Boredom eating may be indicative of an underlying issue that would benefit from an evaluation. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How can someone overcome binge eating and food obsession?

How can someone overcome binge eating and food obsession?

With treatment: You may have an eating disorder which needs treatment -- see your physician to get started. Many people purge also, through vomiting, laxatives, and diuretics, etc, increasing the danger. You need a full evaluation so you get the most appropriate help and therapy for your problem. There's also a 12-step group called overeater's anonymous which has been useful for many. http://www.oa.org/. ...Read more

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Which eating disorder is binging and starving?

Which eating disorder is binging and starving?

Possibly Bulimia: It's possible that binging and starving could be part of an eating disorder called bulimia nervosa. However, only a trained professional can properly evaluate the situation to decide if there is an eating disorder, and, if so, which eating disorder may exist. ...Read more

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Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders in students?

Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders in students?

Possibly: If healthy eating programs focus more on weight loss than on eating nutritiously, some adolescents who are more vulnerable to eating disorders could become obsessed with weight loss . This could possibly launch an eating disorder. Any factors that lead to heightened awareness of weight or body image can have the same result (like ballet training, modeling, any dieting behavior, etc). ...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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How come people with eating disorders hoard junk food?

Eating disorder: People with eating disorders often feel ashamed of their eating habits and want to plan their eating secretly as to not meet with disapproval. Best. ...Read more

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Eating disorders not eating at all?

It varies: Eating disorders encompass a broad spectrum; there are eating disorders in which people restrict food intake or use exercise to compensate, and there are others that binge (eat a large quantity quickly) and then purge (try to eliminate the food via laxatives, vomiting, or other ways). In general eating disorders could be thought of as eating patterns that have a significant impact on life quality. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overcome binge eating/ complusive overeating?

Is it possible to overcome binge eating/ complusive overeating?

CBT+meds: Generally speaking eating disorders respond best to combination of cbt (cognitive behavior therapy) and meds. However, it's best you discuss with your personal psychiatrist, therapist or priimary care physician as to what would be best way to begin treatment for you. ...Read more

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Anorexia recovery eating plan?

Anorexia recovery eating plan?

Here you go: Sample eating disorder recovery meal plans | healing for ... Healingforeatingdisorders.Com/sample-meal-plans-for... Examples of eating disorder meal plans and how to design your daily food plan to overcome bulimia, anorexia, binge eating or eating disorder.Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do people develop binge eating disorders?

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Why do people develop binge eating disorders?

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. ...Read more

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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