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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

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Healthy Eating (Definition)

Healthy eating is focused on healthy foods that are low in saturated fat, sodium, sugar, and cholesterol. A healthy diet is centered around fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and ...Read more


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What is more healthy: fat eating healthy food or skinny eating junk food?

What is more healthy: fat eating healthy food or skinny eating junk food?

STRANGE QUESTION: There are other possibilities. How about fat eating less and skinny eating well? If self control and self image are problems, consider a therapist. If this is the top of the iceberg in a problem filled life, consider a therapist and get help in taking control and sorting them out. ...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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How are an "eating disorder" and "disordered eating" different?

How are an "eating disorder" and "disordered eating" different?

Degree of function: Disordered eating can take many shapes and forms from eating too much, too little, rituals with food and eating patterns, unusual food selections and so on... However, an eating disorder follows specific definitions set fourth in the dsm-5. But to answer simply, disordered eating becomes an eating disorder when it cause significant impairment in one's ability to function and cause health risks. ...Read more

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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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Is disordered eating the same as eating disorders?

Yes & no: Other symptoms of eating disorder need be present such as binging, purging, fasting, frantic efforts to lose wt., etc. ...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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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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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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Is overeating also considered an eating disorder?

Is overeating also considered an eating disorder?

Maybe: The descriptions of the actual behavior need to meet the criteria, but if it does, the disorder is called binge eating disorder. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/binge_eating_disorder i'm not sure if the newest dsm includes it. ...Read more

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Is eating canned fish healthy or unhealthy ?

Is eating canned fish healthy or unhealthy ?

I would say it is: unhealthy due to the amount of salt/brine that is used as well as any spice/preservatives for packaging purposes. You would have to convince me very well to eat canned tuna instead of fresh tuna, though I understand they are used for different purposes in cooking. Any extra salt is detrimental to our blood vessels and promotes hypertension, stroke, and heart attacks. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is eating junk food constantly an eating disorder?

I need your expertise, is eating junk food constantly an eating disorder?

Possible: There is no definition that eating junk food is an eating disorder. But anything in your behavior that affects your health and performance constitutes a problem so, ask yourself how is your eating junk food affecting your health and life. ...Read more

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Is obesity an eating disorder?

Yes, Maybe, and No: Its the consequance of decision to eat more than necessary. ...Read more

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Is eating disorders genetic?

Nature vs Nurture: You can inherit characteristics that make you susceptible to ED or increase your risk, but you may also be observing disorder behavior & maladaptive coping skills. Example, if you are at risk for anxiety due to parent's history, you might have observed their manner of coping through the use of food. Through genetics & observed behavior you might also be diagnosed w/anxiety and/or eating disorder. ...Read more

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Can eating disorder such as anorexia and compulsive eating cause gastritis?

Possibly.: An eating disorder can cause gastritis if there is vomiting associated with it or if a person is not eating enough, compared to the amount of acid produced in the stomach for normal digestion. The symptoms of gastritis, which can include nausea and pain, can also be caused by overeating or hunger from not eating enough. You should discuss this with your doctor and be examined. ...Read more

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Can skipping meals be considered an eating disorder?

Can skipping meals be considered an eating disorder?

Depends: It depends- if it is conscious, intentional, and how often it occurs. Sometimes people are so busy at work they might skip a meal and eat a small snack instead- I wouldn't consider that a disorder. If your are intentionally skipping meals, that needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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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


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