Binge Eating Disorder

Binge Eating Disorder

Is a serious mental illness chartered by regular episodes of binge eating. They will not use compensatory behaviors, such as self induced vomiting/exercise.

Symptoms

  • Frequent episodes of uncontrollable binge eating.
  • Feeling extremely distressed or upset during or after binging.
  • No regular attempts to vomit it up, fast, over exercise, etc..
  • Embarrassed of how much you eat.
  • Never feeling satisfied no matter how much you eat.

Binge Eating Disorder Causes

  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gallbladder disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • High blood Pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Sleep apnea

Self Diagnosis

Having 3 or more of the following

  • Eating more rapidly than normal.
  • Eating until feeling uncomfortably full.
  • Eating large amounts of food when not feeling physically hungry.
  • Eating alone because of embarrassment.
  • Feeling disgusted, depressed and very guilty with ones self.

Prognosis

It can be fully reversed. Your biggest enemy is your brain.

Treatments Avaible

Therapy- (Cognitive- behavioral, interpersonal psychology, Dialectical behavior).

Medication- (Topamax, Antidepressant).

Things you can do- (Manage stress, stop dieting, exercise, fight boredom, keep food diary, get enough sleep)

Prevalance

Male: 2% Woman :3.5%

1.6% are adolescents.

There are more women with binge eating disorder then males with it.

There are 2.8 million Americans that have this disorder.

Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder.

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Interesting Facts

Just because they binge doesn't mean they are overweight and they can be very skinny. Also if someone is overweight that doesn't mean they have binge eating disorder.

Controversies

Some people think that binge eating disorder is a profit scam by Shire (A medicine making company) because they raised awareness of the disorder as well as raise the awareness of the medication they made for it to help the people that have the disorder. The medicine also has amphetamine which is highly addictive.