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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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Overeating (Definition)

Overeating is a clinical finding that can be the result of mental health or physical condition or, in some young children, due ...Read more


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Can overeating also be an eating disorder?

Can overeating also be an eating disorder?

Yes.: Over eater's anonymous is a great place to get support, education ; to learn coping skills. It is free ; confidential. ...Read more

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I'm 100+ lbs ovrweight & i believe I have an overeating disorder that's really effecting my health! i also have depression. How do I break my habits?!

I'm 100+ lbs ovrweight & i believe I have an overeating disorder that's really effecting my health! i also have depression. How do I break my habits?!

Overeaters Anonymous: I doubt that you will find much help on the internet for this common problem. But, i appreciate that you are asking for help. You very well may need therapy and a good physician to work with you on this. You may also find a good fellowship and more success by working with others who have the same condition such as those you will meet in over eaters anonymous. ...Read more

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Is starving yourself most of the day and overeating at night to the point of nausea considered a eating disorder? If so which one and how to treat it

Is starving yourself most of the day and overeating at night to the point of nausea considered a eating disorder? If so which one and how to treat it

Not enough info : This is clearly poor eating habits and a lifestyle problem . Not enough information to term it a " eating disorder " would need more info . I either case this is unhealthy and needs to be improved. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between a binge eating disorder and compulsive overeating?

What is the main difference between a binge eating disorder and compulsive overeating?

Eating: They are essentially interchangeable terms. Some overeaters may overeat daily, or binge overeat, and either term will work as an effective descriptor. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a binge eating disorder (BED) and compulsive overeating?

What is the difference between a binge eating disorder (BED) and compulsive overeating?

Pattern of eating: While binge eating disorder and compulsive overeating both use food,to deal with emotional issues, they do,so in different ways. The binge eater overeats periodically, but at these times eats very large quantities of,food. A person that eats compulsively may overeat regularly in an effort to manage and tolerate feelings. The quantity at any time is less, but it is a more regular eating pattern. ...Read more

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What is the name of the eating disorder where you overeat uncontrollably?

Binging: Binge eating can occur with bulimia nervosa or eating disorder not otherwise specified. ...Read more

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How can I stop overeating?

How can I stop overeating?

I encourage you to: Investigate a 12 step program called over eater's anonymous. It can be effective. Evaluation by your physician would also be appropriate. ...Read more

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Can you control overeating?

Can you control overeating?

Overeaters Anonymous: Just as with other addictions, there is no "cure, " but there is recovery. Acknowledging being out of control can be more effective than trying to control it more. Overeaters anonymous is based on the principles of alcoholics anonymous. Anyone with a desire to stop compulsive eating is welcome. Check www.Oa.Org for meetings in your area and more information. ...Read more

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How do I control overeating?

Overeaters Anonymous: Just as with other addictions, there is no "cure, " but there is recovery. Acknowledging being out of control can be more effective than trying to control it more. Overeaters anonymous is based on the principles of alcoholics anonymous. Anyone with a desire to stop compulsive eating is welcome. Check www.Oa.Org for meetings in your area and more information. ...Read more

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