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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

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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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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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Is obsessive christmas disorder related to obsessive-compulsive disorder?

No such thing: There is no such thing as obsessive Christmas disorder mentioned in the DSM. That being said, there are people who take the Christmas spirit and go over the top with it, if you will, but this is not officially diagnosable. ...Read more

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Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

All at once or: All at once, or one at a time? Those are 3 major disorders and there are many types of each of them. So the answer is yes, and no. It depends on which disorder and how much of a physiological component there is in each illness. You can not cure diabetes, but you can learn to control it. That is true of many psychological disorders as well. ...Read more

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Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Theoretically yes,: but unlikely. The symptom most likely, most common to these four is anxiety, so start there. Go to a clinician and answer a lot of questions about your history and symptoms. This will fine-tune your understanding of what's going on. Treatment follows from that... ...Read more

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Disordered eating site?

Disordered eating site?

Websites: Here are a couple of reliable websites: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/eating-disorders/complete-index.Shtml http://www.Nationaleatingdisorders.Org/ good luck and take care. ...Read more

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Is nocturnal enuresis an obsessive compulsion disorder?

Is nocturnal enuresis an obsessive compulsion disorder?

Not generally: In general this is unconscious behavior and not part of the OCD spectrum. ...Read more

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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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Are eating disorders (anorexia/bulimia) genetic?

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Are eating disorders (anorexia/bulimia) genetic?

Anorexia: This is one theory as to predisposition but does not always apply. Psycho social factors are important in etiology. ...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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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 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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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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What is obsessive compulsive disorder?

What is obsessive compulsive disorder?

Obsessive Compulsive: Obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) is an anxiety disorder characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. The person has persistent thoughts and rituals that cause distress and get in the way of daily life. For more information: http://tinyurl.Com/5732fg. ...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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Is sad stand for seasonal affective disorder or social anxiety disorder?

Is sad stand for seasonal affective disorder or social anxiety disorder?

Either works: Honestly, I have heard it referred to either. You could also throw in a mix of "separation anxiety disorder" when talking about kiddos as well. ...Read more

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How to overcome binge eating disorder?

How to overcome binge eating disorder?

Psychotherapy: Get a complete physical to make sure BED is not compromising your health. Seek therapy with a qualified professional. BED is a way of coping with conflicts and emotions. When you identify what you are using food to deal with (ie, anxiety,fear, relationships) then you can find new ways of coping. You also must learn to respond to yourself in words instead of behavior. There is hope. ...Read more

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Are mental disorders like depression, bipolar, social anexity disorder inherited?

Are mental disorders like depression, bipolar, social anexity disorder inherited?

Yes: Many people have one or more parents with mental health disorders. Off spring may grow up with no mental health problems or they may develop the same or different disorders than their parents. ...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

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


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Somnambulism (Definition)

Somnambulism = a paraphilia in which one walks or engages in other behaviors while ...Read more