Binge Eating Disorder / Compulsive Overeating

Compulsive overeaters may have experiences of binge eating, but it is not followed by purging. Those who suffer from this disorder have something like an addiction to food. Like those with other eating disorders, this is often related to body image disorders, a desire to control their life through food, and other emotional issues. Get information, support and resources on recovering from compulsive overeating, learn more about the symptoms and treatment methods, and how to help a friend or relative through the disorder.

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  • Spotlight on the Cause of Binge Eating
    Binge eating involves regular overeating which is secretive and compulsive. Researchers have searched for possible causes of binge eating, and it appears that there are many. This article specifically discusses three binge eating causes.
  • How Binge Eating Affects Health
    Most binge eaters are overweight. Therefore, most of the medical problems associated with binge eating are due to the excess pounds. This article looks at the deleterious effects on health caused by this eating disorder.
  • Men and Binge Eating - Eating Disorders Affect Men Too
    Men suffer from eating disorders for different reasons than women. Focusing on men, this article looks at binge eating causes and symptoms, and the treatments that can help.
  • Treating Binge Eating Disorder with Appetite Suppressants
    People with binge eating disorder (BED) can find some relief in psychological treatments, but typically these are unable to help with weight loss. Appetite suppressants have been proposed to help those with BED to lose weight. This article discusses the different types and their effectiveness.
  • Understanding Binge Eating: FAQ
    If you consume large amounts of food and think that the eating is just out of control, you may be a binge eater. Read these facts to find out more.
  • How to Stop Overeating and Binge Eating
    Just because something taste delicious does not mean we have to gorge ourselves until we are uncomfortable. There are tips and steps that we can learn to take to stop overeating and halt binge eating. We just have to make the commitment to control our appetite.
  • How to Control Binge Eating Disorder
    A key symptom of binge eating disorder is a loss of control while eating. This lack of control can be difficult to overcome, but this article offers tips and discusses therapies for controlling binge eating disorder.
  • Is There a Link Between Binge Eating Disorder and ADHD?
    It is not uncommon for some people with ADHD to binge eat. But is there a link between the two disorders? This article examines the limited research on binge eating disorder and ADHD.
  • Insight into the Causes of Binge Eating Disorder
    We have all overeaten occasionally, perhaps at a buffet, taking extra helpings of dessert or overstuffing ourselves with chips and ice cream during a late night study session. But if this behavior becomes a regular and uncontrollable habit a person might be suffering from a binge eating disorder.
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