How to use Binge-eating in a sentence
A teen who is binge eating will eat a large amount of food in a short amount of time.
Binging, or binge-eating disorder, is one of the three most common eating disorders, but it is often the least understood.
If you or someone you know has several of the following symptoms, it's possible that binge-eating is the culprit.
So how did binge eating and cravings become such a large and accepted part of the macrobiotic culture?
Bulimia nervosa-An eating disorder characterized by binge eating and inappropriate compensatory behavior, such as vomiting, misusing laxatives, or excessive exercise.Advertisement
While binge-eating disorder has not officially been approved as a psychiatric condition, some consider it a potential eating disorder.
Although most bulimics vomit or use laxatives to purge food from the body, some people with this eating disorder will alternate binge eating with fasting or periods of excessive exercise.
See also Binge eating disorder; Bulimia nervosa.
Other circumstances that may make a child or adolescent more likely to engage in binge eating include heredity and certain psychological affective disorders such as major depression.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (learning new behavior), group therapy, or interpersonal psychotherapy may be employed to uncover the emotional motives, distorted thinking, and behavioral patterns behind the binge eating.Advertisement
Once the binge eating behavior is curbed and depressive symptoms are controlled, the physical symptoms of BED can be addressed.
To bring long-term relief to the BED patient, it is critical to address the underlying psychological causes for binge eating behaviors.
In rare instances, binge eating may cause the stomach to rupture.
The obesity linked to binge-eating can also lead to arthritis and other similar joint problems.
While anorexia is usually treated on an in-patient basis, bulimia and binge-eating may be treated on an out-patient basis if the victim is willing to cooperate with the treatment.Advertisement
The "big three" eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder (sometimes called compulsive overeating).
Overeaters Anonymous offers help specifically to those struggling with binge-eating disorder.
Denying yourself an occasional treat is unrealistic and it can lead to binge eating in some cases.
For dieters who are stress eaters, this may play an important role in calming the stress that is associated with binge eating or overeating.