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What are the causes of binge eating disorder?

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Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Dr. Jerald Ratner
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Dr. Zahid Awan
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Zahid Awan
Dr. Zahid Awan
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Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Multiple

Binge eating disorder is a way of coping with difficult feelings by turning to food.
The behavior with food expresses underlying issues, conflicts or problems. Bingeing feels like “the” problem, but it is actually a “symptom” of deeper problems, emotions, or conflicts, such as anxiety, depression, anger, relationship difficulties, job issues and more.

In brief: Multiple

Binge eating disorder is a way of coping with difficult feelings by turning to food.
The behavior with food expresses underlying issues, conflicts or problems. Bingeing feels like “the” problem, but it is actually a “symptom” of deeper problems, emotions, or conflicts, such as anxiety, depression, anger, relationship difficulties, job issues and more.
Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
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