Binge Eating Disorder

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Binge Eating Disorder

Binge Eating Disorder is not just overeating, it is a real condition that was formally recognized in 2013 and the most common eating disorder among US adults (Binge Eating Disorder.com, 2013). Binge eating can be outlined by one who eats an amount of food that is far more than what most people would normally eat.


Dr. Michael Mantell explains that all types of bingeing are ways of dealing with negative emotions that are not rational or healthy 9http://greatist.com/happiness/science-why-we-binge). Bingeing can be eating, shopping or drinking. According to Mantell, fully fledged binge disorders are characterized by feelings of powerlessness, secrecy, shame and social isolation (http://greatist.com/happiness/science-why-we-binge).


Eating Disorders are complex disorders, influenced by a facet of factors (http://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/information/eating-disorder#Causes-of-Eating-Disorders). An eating disorder is unknown, it is generally believed that a combination of biological, psychological, and or environmental abnormalities contribute to the development of these illnesses (http://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/information/eating-disorder#Causes-of-Eating-Disorders). Some causes of an eating disorder could be irregular hormone functions, negative body image and or poor self-esteem.


There is treatment one can seek out for his or her binge eating disorder. Medical Care and monitoring is the highest concern in the treatment of someone who has an eating disorder. Nutrition is another key to weight restoration. Therapy can also be for the one suffering from the disorder and or the whole family. Medications can also assist with mood or anxiety symptoms which ma occur while reducing binge eating behaviors.