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How can we detect binge eating disorder by its signs?

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Dr. Renu Mansukhani
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Renu Mansukhani
Dr. Renu Mansukhani
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Dr. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Stephen Pool
Dr. Stephen Pool
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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics

In brief: Binges?

Binge eating in often precipitated by fasting or a restrictive eating "diet"----which why restrictive eating of foods we know we like doesn't work long term. Some symptoms of binge eating--especially by female patients incl.
Secretive eating-alone, they feel shamed by this problem, lots of partially eaten chips, dips, cakes, etc. In the trash can. Also patients do not often eat "typical meals".

In brief: Binges?

Binge eating in often precipitated by fasting or a restrictive eating "diet"----which why restrictive eating of foods we know we like doesn't work long term. Some symptoms of binge eating--especially by female patients incl.
Secretive eating-alone, they feel shamed by this problem, lots of partially eaten chips, dips, cakes, etc. In the trash can. Also patients do not often eat "typical meals".
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Dr. Marci Dietrich
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Dr. Eulogio Galvez
General Practice

In brief: Frequent eating

Binge eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of consuming large amount of food with a feeling of loss of control.
It is not follwed by inappropriate compensatory behavior such as self induced vomiting. If patient is wants treatment - the treatment i recommend is self-healing meditation. It might help him or her.

In brief: Frequent eating

Binge eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of consuming large amount of food with a feeling of loss of control.
It is not follwed by inappropriate compensatory behavior such as self induced vomiting. If patient is wants treatment - the treatment i recommend is self-healing meditation. It might help him or her.
Dr. Eulogio Galvez
Dr. Eulogio Galvez
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