Thursday, September 20, 2007

Binge Eating Disorder

In Binge Eating Disorder, one is compelled to have large amounts of food while feeling a loss of control on over eating. This disorder is not same as binge-purge syndrome (bulimia nervosa), as people suffering from binge eating disorder usually do not cleanse afterward by vomiting or using laxatives.

Common behaviors associated with Binge Eating Disorder

1. Frequency of eating is very high
2. No conscious control over eating
3. Amount of food is high than normal even when not hungry
4. Isolated eating just to avoid awkwardness regarding the amount of food
5. Acute feeling of self-pity characterized by depression and disgust of self

Cognitive therapy as well as behavioral therapy is very useful in order to help the client to identify and cause dysfunctional condition in thought patterns, attitudes and beliefs which may play a significant role to be responsible for this disorder. Moreover, the client is advised to do exercise on a daily schedule and the client is also encouraged to learn the eating-skill.

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Originally pyblished in Blurtit.com on 24th September, 2006 19:53
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