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What is binge eating definition?
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Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Uncontrolled w/food
Binge eating is characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly & 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.

In brief: Uncontrolled w/food
Binge eating is characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly & 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.
Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Binge eating
Urge to eat regardless of hunger, can be seen in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, organic brain syndromes, and some personality disorders.

In brief: Binge eating
Urge to eat regardless of hunger, can be seen in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, organic brain syndromes, and some personality disorders.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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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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