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Doctor insights on: Zoloft And Binge Eating Disorder

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Why binge eating disorder is a bad one?

Why binge eating disorder is a bad one?

Medical problems are: Serious in binge eating just as they are in restriction of anorexia. Though weight loss is not a problem and mortality rates not nearly as high, medical problems can be very serious. Throwing up and/or constant use of laxatives can lead to erosion of teeth enamel, large bowel problems, menstrual irregularities, severe electrolyte loss and resulting cardiac problems, pancreatic irritation, and more. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Eating Disorders (Definition)

Eating disorder is 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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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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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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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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I overcame bulimia for 15 yrs, started binging no purge overcame for 8yr no help. Now it is back binge eating disorder out of control how get help?

I overcame bulimia for 15 yrs,  started binging no purge overcame for 8yr no help. Now it is back binge eating disorder out of control how  get help?

Professional help: I would recent a counselor optimally one experienced with eating disorders . Over eating anonymous is a group like aa .Consider removing gluten .Gluten sensitive sea to prompt carbohydrate craving sometimes.Make a written contract with yourself-write down everything you eat calculate the number of calories appropriate to eat for you and keep track may also help. ...Read more

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

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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What are the causes of binge eating disorder?

What are the causes of binge eating disorder?

Multiple: It could be related to obsessive/impulsive conditions. People can binge eat to take their mind off of other issues due to stress. It could be a poor coping skill to deal with stress. People with sadness and depression could binge eat to "feel better". A better idea of the individual situation can help understand why one is binge eating. There is possible link to serotonin dys-regulation. ...Read more

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Could someone with binge eating disorder get better?

Yes: Binge eating disorder is treatable through therapy (and sometimes in conjunction with a dietitian) . In treatment people learn what is eating "at" them instead of focusing on what they're eating. Bingeing is often a way of numbing, distracting or expressing internal conflict. Therapy helps you identify internal triggers and conflicts, and find new ways to cope. There is hope! ...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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

Bulimia nervosa or "bulimia" is a psychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more


Dr. Robert Skversky
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Binge Eating (Definition)

Binge eating is a condition consisting of episodes of eating extremely large amounts of food in a short time, and may be related to feelings of ...Read more