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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 are the social and cultural causes of binge eating disorder?

What are the social and cultural causes of binge eating disorder?

Self-hatred: Eating disorders are a form of self - hating. There are very rare, if any, genetic forms of this. We are born dependent and loving beings. At some critical junction in our development, we are negatively adulterated in a manner that becomes imprinted in our brain matter. We come to hate that part of us...And that may last a lifetime. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of binge eating disorder?

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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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What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder?

What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder?

Likely Are Mulitiple: Via ocd-uk: "in spite of a range of theories & considerable research, scientists...Have not been able 2 identify a definitive cause 4 a person developing obsessive-compulsive disorder... However...It is believed that ocd is likely 2be the result of a combination of either neurobiological, genetic, behavioural, cognitive, or environmental...Triggers..." more here; http://bit.Ly/14igwa5. ...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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What are the underlying causes of eating disorders?

What are the underlying causes of eating disorders?

Eating disorder: There is no one single cause. It is combination of the "nature and nurture", which is the combination of biological/genetic and social and psychological factors. ...Read more

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What are the complications of binge eating disorder?

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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What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder oc?

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What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder oc?

Severe Anxiety: Causal factors have been debated for some without concensus. All however start with anxiety which has genetic and environmental components. Certain personality factors and stresses may make one more predisposed. ...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 are the side effects of binge eating disorder?

What are the side effects of binge eating disorder?

Wt gain& others: The biggest se is clearly wt gain . This can also move you toward blood sugar ann and diabetes. Constiation and other GI abnormalities. This alsoappreciatehowptient net elated to food intolerances. ...Read more

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What are causes of eating disorders in girls?

What are causes of eating disorders in girls?

Wide variety of thin: Maternal history of eating disorders can be a factor in developement of eating disorder in yumg girls. ...Read more

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Are there genetic causes of eating disorders?

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Are there genetic causes of eating disorders?

Eating DO: The specific causes are unknown. It is however believed to be combination of biological (such as genetic predisposition) , psychological (such as self-image distortions), &/or environmental factors (such as social isolation, early maltreatment, cultural, peer pressure) . As i tell my patients, "genetics loads the gun, environment pulls the trigger". ...Read more

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What is the cause of eating disorders like anorexia?

What is the cause of eating disorders like anorexia?

A mix: Psychiatric illnesses occur when a combination of risk factors collide. The most common factors include your genes, your family upbringing and culture, and your thoughts. Eating disorders can also be caused by the simple process of losing too much weight. This had been noted in pow's in vietnam and other wars where healthy soldiers who had lost weight would further restrict while in prison camps! ...Read more

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Is nonstop xs eating a symptom of eating disorder?

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Is nonstop xs eating a symptom of eating disorder?

Eating: Cd probably means excess. Could be medical causes such as diabetes, medications, or eating disorder if other symptoms ate present such as binging/purging. ...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 causes eating disorders?

What causes eating disorders?

Multiple stressors: Some likely causes are; sexual abuse, dysfunctional families full of ridicule regarding weight, size and eating habits, social pressures at school, home or organized groups one attends. Also medical problems affecting appearance, motor functions, speech or hearing. Our culture of thinness in the U.S. Is harmful. Clearly genetics has a role as well in "setting the table" for eating disorders. ...Read more

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What causes eating disorders?

What causes eating disorders?

Biological base: In my practice, the majority of patients with eating disorders have bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, so a similar anxiety disorder. The majority also have had some form of physical or sexual molestation or abuse. In my opinion, the best treatments focus on the causes. Biologically based causes respond well to medications, and the psychological damage responds to psychotherapy. ...Read more

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What are some of the health problems associated with anorexia nervosa, and binge-eating disorders?

Starving & other: The symptoms of anorexia are mostly related to starvation or malnutrition. They can be quite severe including heart failure, loss of bone strength, dehydration, loss of menstruation. Binge eating (eating too much at one sitting) is not really associated with symptoms other than weight gain. Binge eating and vomiting (bulimia) is associated with health problems that are due to the vomiting. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder?

What are common symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder?

See below: Ocd is defined by the presence of recurring obessions (thoughts) & compulsions (behaviors) that are distressing to the person because of time consumed or effects of thoughts/acts. Nearly all individuals label the thoughts and behaviors as "weird" or "odd, " even very young children; yet, they can't stop. Usually, the compulsion is an effort to get rid of the thought. Range of symptoms is wide. ...Read more

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