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Zoloft And Binge Eating Disorder
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 Good luck!
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Eating: They are essentially interchangeable terms. Some overeaters may overeat daily, or binge overeat, and either term will work as an effective descriptor.
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.
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