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How come people with eating disorders hoard junk food?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Eating Disorder (Definition)

A psychiatric condition characterized by abnormal eating habits and a dysfunctional relationship with food. Some types of an eating disorder are anorexia nervosa, bulimia ...Read more


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I have severe bi-polar disorder, depression, anger, anxiety, ocd. Don't like humanity. Strange interests, help?

I have severe bi-polar disorder, depression, anger, anxiety, ocd. Don't like humanity. Strange interests, help?

Warmline: You can try to call the warmline in your area. Check out warmline, com for someone to talk to about your problems. You should see a psychologist and a psychiatrist asap. ...Read more

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Seeing psychiatrist, on meds, md, gad, ptsd, eating disorder...Worse than ever..Been is hosp. Suffering badly, exhausted. Ect?

Seeing psychiatrist, on meds, md, gad, ptsd, eating disorder...Worse than ever..Been is hosp. Suffering badly, exhausted. Ect?

Possibly: This is a complex issue that requires thorough discussion with your psychiatrist. It will be important to reivew your medication history to see what has been tried and what still may be helpful. Ect is not widely available, but it is potentially useful. ...Read more

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I've visited 2-3 psychologist.Some say adhd.Bipolar disorder, mood disorder, anxiety disorder, severe depression, m confused.Plz help, told evry doc same?

I've visited 2-3 psychologist.Some say adhd.Bipolar disorder, mood disorder, anxiety disorder, severe depression, m confused.Plz help, told evry doc same?

Diagnosis can be: quite difficult at times. Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder. Depression is part of Bipolar Disorder (AKA manic depression). ADHD and bipolar disorder can have overlapping symptoms and may also co-occur. Anxiety can occur with any of these - either as a symptom or as a clinical disorder. ...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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I'm starving myself unconsciencely because i'm depressed with bad mood swings.No desire to eat.I don't obsess over food or my weight.Pos eating disord?

I'm starving myself unconsciencely because i'm depressed with bad mood swings.No desire to eat.I don't obsess over food or my weight.Pos eating disord?

"Starving" ?: Your situation seems complex, and we don't know you like your own doctor does. So please talk with him or her about this. Many depressed people lose their appetites. You also deny the concern with food and weight so common in eating disorders. Your additional information shows you're on amphetamine as well as antidepressants and mood stabilizers; amphetamines can affect appetite also. ...Read more

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Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy science?

Yes they might: In my experience in treating people with asperger's disorder, they seem to science in a proportion similar to or perhaps slightly higher than the general population. But they may also dislike it, just like a person in the general population. ...Read more

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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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Help please! is antisocial personality disorder a mental illness?

Help please! is antisocial personality disorder a mental illness?

Antisocial: Yes, it is. The hallmark of this disorder is the person seems to have no conscience, or sense of morality, or right or wrong. This person cannot empathize with others, is opportunistic, predatory, and often thrill seeking. An example of this would be Charles Manson. ...Read more

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What behaviours does schizoaffective disorder people have?

What behaviours does schizoaffective disorder people have?

Changes in function: By definition, individuals with this disorder have changes in mood (mania or depression) and changes in reality testing (hallucinations, delusions, impaired thinking). The exact presentation varies, depending on the severity of the symptoms, but it typically is quite impairing. ...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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How do I overcome my binge eating disorder?

How do I overcome my binge eating disorder?

Get help: In order to overcome bing eating disorders, you will need the help of experts eating disorders. This is not something you can do on your own. ...Read more

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Does havg a dream career conquer social anxeity disorder?

Does havg a dream career conquer social anxeity disorder?

While having a dream: career can certainly help with work life satisfaction, it does not necessarily mean that symptoms of social anxiety will disappear. Speaking with a therapist could help with social anxiety. ...Read more

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Can someone wth multiple personality disorder lose a phobia when switching personalities?

Can someone wth multiple personality disorder lose a phobia when switching personalities?

Can happen...: Mpd is still somewhat controversial and some professionals do not believe it is a real disorder. However, there are reports of people diagnosed with mpd whose alters have different psychological (and at times even physical) attributes. Tv show "United States of tara" (ran only 2 seasons on showtime) gave a glimpse of the havoc that mpd creates not only for the person but for those around them. ...Read more

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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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What is everyday life like working with boss with narcissistic personality disorder?

What is everyday life like working with boss with narcissistic personality disorder?

Disregard for others: Since people with npd frequently have difficulties with empathy and care for others, i would expect that the employee would be faced with the boss falling short in these important areas of leadership. Also, people with npd might tend to project their rage into others, so the employee might inexplicably feel intense anger or rage when with the boss, or perhaps when thinking about him or her. ...Read more

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Help please! is an eating disorder some form of obsessive compulsive disorder?

Help please! is an eating disorder some form of obsessive compulsive disorder?

Usually not: Eating disorders come in several forms, the most common being anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and obesity. Although some individuals with one of these disorders have obsessive behaviors, no evidence suggests that the latter is the cause for the eating problems. Anxiety and depression also are quite common in individuals with eating disorders, but again probably not related to the cause. ...Read more

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Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy writing poetry or writing songs?

Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy writing poetry or writing songs?

Yes they might: In my experience in treating people with asperger's disorder, they seem to enjoy songs and creative writing in a proportion similar to the general population. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

A psychiatric disorder in which a person overeats at a single sitting (binges) and then vomits later to purge himself or herself ...Read more