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Causes Of Compulsive Eating
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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