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How can binge eating disorder be treated?

How can binge eating disorder be treated?

Tailored Treatment: There are many things to consider before coming up with a plan of treatment. In general, eating disorders are most effectively treated by a group of specialists working together closely in the patient's best interest. Typically, treatment involves help from medical, mental health and nutrition specialists. Good places to begin seeking more info & help: http://www. Anad. Org and http://www. Myedin. Org. ...Read more

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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


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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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What to do if I have a binge eating disorder?

What to do if I have a binge eating disorder?

Huge Step=Talk About: One thing many with eating disorders have in common is difficulty sharing their feelings. It's common 2keep feelings ; some types of thoughts secret. So consider taking steps 2share: see "get help" page of national assn of anorexia nervosa ; related disorders (anad) website: http://bit. Ly/16crmyh. Take a big step ; call their helpline at (630) 577-1330? Or email them at anadhelp@anad. Org? ...Read more

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What are the tests for binge eating disorder?

What are the tests for binge eating disorder?

No tests but examina: Of your behavior patterns. Are you eating compulsively? Do you feel helpless against your hunger? Do you eat when emotional? Are you losing/gaining weight. Are you secretive and not eating with others out of shame of how much you consume? If yes to most then you have Binge eating disorder. Go seek a specialist among psychologists. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of binge eating disorder?

What are the symptoms of binge eating disorder?

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
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How to determine if I have binge eating disorder?

How to determine if I have binge eating disorder?

Symptoms: For starters, if you're worried about having a binge eating disorder, you may have one.
Indicators: if you eat a lot of food-more than someone else would-in a two hour period & you feel a loss of control (i.e.Can't stop till the bag is empty) & finally this happens at least twice a week, you probably have a binge eating disorder. Not surprisingly, most binge-eaters are overweight. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of binge eating disorder?

Are there different kinds of binge eating disorder?

Binge eating: Binge eating do (compulsive overeating) is one type of eating disorders. Other types are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, purging do, rumination, pica, night eating syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the complications of binge eating disorder?

What are the complications of binge eating disorder?

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

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How can we detect binge eating disorder by its signs?

How can we detect binge eating disorder by its signs?

Be nonjudgemental: Binge eating disorder is extremely common among people who are overweight. Patients eat a large amount of food usually until it is gone, with a feeling of loss of control. Often there is underlying anxiety, depression, stress and shame and therapy (either analytical or cognitive behavioral) can be very helpful. It is important to see someone with expertise in this area. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of a binge-eating disorder?

What are the health risks of a binge-eating disorder?

Binging: Effect on weight, self esteem and self image, energy level and other metabolic changes. ...Read more

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What are the social and cultural causes of binge eating disorder?

What are the social and cultural causes of binge eating disorder?

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 more

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How to treat "binge-eating disorder"?

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How to treat "binge-eating disorder"?

Binging/purging: Even with professional help, it is a slow process of recovery. A trained professional can help you explore the dynamics behind the behaviors, instead of just treating the symptoms. ...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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What are the treatments for binge eating disorder?

What are the treatments for binge eating disorder?

Binge eating: There are several different treatments for binge eating disorder. A great place to start would be by speaking with a therapist who specializes in binge eating disorder so that you can start to process through the triggers that you are facing. From there, it is helpful to surround yourself with a support team who also understand binge eating - physician and nutritionist. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! I may have a binge eating disorder?

Get medically: Evaluated. A binge -eating disorder involves rapidly eating large amounts of food to the point that you are physically uncomfortable. Eating may occur when alone even if not hungry. One can feel guilty or ashamed after binge -eating ; try to make up for it by dieting/ starvation. This can cause a yo-yo diet and weight may also yo-yo. Depressed ; anxious mood are often seen. ...Read more

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Binge eating disorder help without doctor? What should I do?

Binge eating disorder help without doctor? What should I do?

Try OA: Overeaters anonymous is a 12 step program for people with eating issues. No doctors are involved and there is no charge (just a donation if you can afford that). For more information see www. Oa.Org. They have face to face meetings in many towns, and also have online meetings. ...Read more

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I have no insurance, how can I treat my binge eating disorder & depression at home?

I have no insurance, how can I treat my binge eating disorder & depression at home?

Mental Health Clinic: Check in your community for free mental health clinics where care can be provided for low or no cost. Of course it is also healthful to rid your residence of unhealthy foods, get daily exercise and when combined with therapy/medication can "boost" your recovery. There are also self-help groups such as overeaters anononymous that can be found in the phone book. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from depression and binge eating disorder, how do I fix these myself?

With help: For best results, you combine your own sustained efforts with focused assistance from professionals. Healing from binge eating also requires support from lay groups like oa. Http://www. Oa.org/ this 12 step approach is really useful. Depression requires help from your pcp -- and psychiatrists and psychologists who are skilled to help you with talk therapies & any needed medications. ...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?

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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I binge on the weekend but other times eat like 1400-1800 cal a day! Its like I can't help it! Do I have a binge eating disorder?

I binge on the weekend but other times eat like 1400-1800 cal a day! Its like I can't help it! Do I have a binge eating disorder?

I can't diagnose you: With this info. Recommend medical evaluation. A binge -eating disorder involves rapidly eating large amounts of food to the point that you are physically uncomfortable. Eating may occur when alone even if not hungry. One can feel guilty or ashamed after binge -eating ; try to make up for it by dieting/ starvation. This can cause a yo-yo diet and weight may also yo-yo. ...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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What is ' binge eating disorder '?

What is ' binge eating disorder '?

Binge eating is...: Binge eating disorder is characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly and often to the point of pain. There's a sense of a loss of control during the binge and intense feelings of shame and guilt. Bingeing is a negative coping mechanism and may be a response to anxiety or other uncomfortable emotions, or as an way to convert emotional pain to physical, or express loneliness. ...Read more

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I need advice with binge eating disorder?

See below: Here are 10 short strategies. Manage stress, eat three meals a day, avoid the temptation by cleaning out your cupboards and refrigerator, exercise 30 min. Fight boredom get enough sleep, keep a food diary. You can contact our dietitian at www. Weighstation. Net for further advice on how to fight your binge eating. As a side note, dill pickles have been shown to curb binges. ...Read more

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What are the causes of binge eating disorder?

What are the causes of binge eating disorder?

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 more

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Advice for someone with a binge eating disorder?

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Advice for someone with a binge eating disorder?

Eating DO's: Work on self image/self esteem issues with a therapist experienced with cognitive behavior therapy for eating disorders. Prognosis is favorable with commitment to years of therapy. ...Read more

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How can a person develop a binge eating disorder?

Behaviorally: I usually think of it as mostly learned. Many in our society treat eating as a naughty pleasure and associate it with rewards & punishments. The desire to get something (eating a lot) for nothing (purging to be rid of calories) can be seen as emblematic of today's culture. Very young, many of us get unfortunate lessons that make eating very different from simply obtaining nourishment. It's sad. ...Read more

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I have binge eating disorder? Advice on what to do?

Therapy is key: You need to find a local therapist with skills in treated binge eating disorder (bed). You can try looking on edreferral. Com for a local provider. Therapy is the key to figure out how to curb the behaviors. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of binge eating disorder?

What are the consequences of binge eating disorder?

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 more

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What's a good way to address binge eating disorder?

What's a good way to address binge eating disorder?

Seek help: It is not the act of binge eating that you need to control. There is some underlying reason that you have to try and deal with. This can only be done with help from other people. Talk to someone that you trust about your life and what you feeling and try and unwind the driving agents. Doing this with a professional counselor will accelerate the process. You are damaging your body, seek help. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is binge eating disorder?

How do I know exactly what is binge eating disorder?

New Diagnosis, DSM-5: "binge eating is characterized by insatiable cravings that can occur any time of the day or night, usually secretive, and filled with shame. Bingeing is often rooted in poor body image, use of food to deal with stress, low self-esteem and tied to dysfunctional thoughts." source is the binge ed page of the national assn of anorexia nervosa & associated disorders (anad) website: http://bit. Ly/yfbmxt. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for binge eating disorder?

What are the risk factors for binge eating disorder?

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

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I have bulimia or binge eating disorder, how to tell?

Purging: Both bulimia and binge eating disorder are characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly and often to the point of pain. There's a sense of a loss of control during the binge and intense feelings of shame and guilt. Bulimia involves purging (vomiting, exercising, laxatives or restricting) as a compensatory measure to get rid of the food from the binge. ...Read more

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How common is this the binge eating disorder in the u.S.?

How common is this the binge eating disorder in the u.S.?

Be careful: Do not confuse binge eating disorder with obesity, the rates for which are very high. Most people with obesity do not have binge eating disorder. ...Read more

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How come people not take binge eating disorder seriously?

The Other ED: I say the other ed, bc of the lack of awareness. Bed has not had the same amount of media exposure as anorexia and bulmia. When our media talks about individuals who are likely to have bed, they use the term obese. Bed is a serious condition and is life threatening. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: binge eating disorder?

Uncontrolled w/food: Binge eating is characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly and to the point of experiencing physical pain. There's a sense of a loss of control during the binge and feelings of shame. When this occurs once a week for at least three months, it's considered binge eating disorder. It is a way of turning psychological conflict into physical action. It is treatable with therapy. ...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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Is there a good cure for binge eating disorder?

Is there a good cure for binge eating disorder?

Recovery is possible: BED is an attempt to resolve a psychological conflict through physical action. People often think they are triggered by food but actually are triggered by internal conflicts that lead to the food. They binge to numb, distract or comfort themselves. The "cure" is to identify what's eating "at" you instead of focusing on what you're eating, and find new ways to respond to yourself. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of binge eating disorder?

What are the side effects of binge eating disorder?

Wt gain& others: The biggest se is clearly wt gain. This can also move you toward blood sugar ann and diabetes. Constiation and other GI abnormalities. This alsoappreciatehowptient net elated to food intolerances. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overcome my binge eating disorder?

Is it possible to overcome my binge eating disorder?

Binging/purging: Even with professional help, it is a slow process of recovery. A trained professional can help you explore the dynamics behind the behaviors, instead of just treating the symptoms. ...Read more

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Binge Eating (Definition)

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