This happens when strong emotions threaten to overwhelm them, their brains short-circuit and force them to eat to dull the pain.
Even though they struggle with the desires, these people are victims of a short-circuit in their coping mechanisms making it impossible to resist the drive to eat themselves into oblivion.
A minor brachial plexus injury can be a stretched nerve that results in a short-circuit in a few of the nerve fibers, causing temporary paralysis.
Interfering unnecessarily can lengthen this process or even short-circuit it altogether, creating lingering resentment between your established pets and the newly adopted cat.
The short-circuit key F is kept closed except when an observation is about to be made; its object is to arrest the swing of the d'Arsonval galvano 1 E.