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Binge eating disorders

The disorder affects about 2 percent of the general population and 8 percent of people who are obese.Because binge-eating disorder involves both weight and eating-disorder concerns, researchers in both the obesity and eating-disorders fields perceive treatment goals through the lens of their own training. On one side of the debate, eating-disorders experts believe binge-eating is best treated by traditional eating-disorder approaches, such as helping patients reduce or eliminate binging, improving their self-esteem and body acceptance, and treating underlying psychological problems such as depression and anxiety."Public health experts who deal with obesity would say, 'If you're not treating the weight, it's like helping someone get rid of a hangnail and leaving the cancer,'" says Kelly Brownell, PhD, a psychologist who heads the Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders and treats people with binge-eating disorder and obesity. "Binge-eating itself is not of public health significance--eliminating it does not address all of the potential long-term sequel of obesity such as hypertension, stroke and heart attack."

Facts about Binge Eating Disorders.

Almost 50% of people with eating disorders meet the criteria for depression.Only 1 in 10 men and women with eating disorders recieve treatment and only 35% of those people get treated at specialized facility with eating disorders.Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness and up to 24 millionpeople of all ages and genders suffer from eating disorders in the U.S.

You are not alone.There are many.

When Paula Abdul began dancing at age seven, her poor body image emerged. Surrounded by petite ballerinas, Paula felt insecure about her more muscular frame, and began binging, purging, and over-exercising. She finally checked herself into a mental health clinic in 1994 to seek help, and still relies on the help of nutritionists and therapists. Paula is now a spokesperson for the National Eating Disorder Association and encourages young women to seek help.


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