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Negativity, Social Awkwardness Common in Women With Eating Disorders

Recent evidence from a team of Swedish researchers indicates that women with eating disorders other than anorexia have personality traits that largely distinguish them from the general population. Personality traits are the mixtures of long-term thought and behavioral tendencies that help differentiate human beings from each other. These traits develop in childhood and adolescence before […]

Recognizing and Treating Bulimia

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by a recurring pattern of binge eating followed by either purging with laxatives, diuretics or self-induced vomiting, or through extreme dieting. It is a mental health disorder, meaning that recovery from the illness will require not only behavior modification but also a focus on improved emotional health.

Asking For Help When You Have an Eating Disorder

Eating disorders are very serious. When compared to all types of mental illnesses, eating disorders are implicated in the greatest number of deaths. An eating disorder is a condition related to mental and emotional health, but its impacts affect the entire body. The only way to get better and to ensure that your disordered eating […]

Do You Have Binge Eating Disorder?

With the 2013 release of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th edition, Binge Eating Disorder (BED) was recognized as a distinct eating disorder apart from the category of Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) with which it had been previously grouped. For those who struggle with Binge Eating Disorder, this felt like a triumph—finally this […]

Objective Binge Eating Vs. Subjective Binge Eating

Binge eating is a behavior that occurs when people eat unusually large amounts of food in a relatively short period of time. This behavior plays a central role in two officially diagnosable eating disorders, called bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. Some affected individuals truly consume excessive amounts of calories, and therefore participate in something called […]

Binge-Eating Disorder Is Now a Mental Illness

Binge/purge anorexia (also known as binge-eating/purging type anorexia) is a subtype of the eating disorder anorexia nervosa that varies somewhat from the common perception of that disorder. People affected by binge/purge anorexia participate in some of the same behaviors that characterize two other diagnosable eating disorders, called bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. However, each of […]

Binge Eating Can Lead to Other Addictive Behaviors

Addictions are not limited to alcohol or drugs. People can become addicted to multiple substances and habits including gambling, sex, and eating. Researchers are finding links between addictions and overall addictive behavior. In a few studies on binge eating, researchers found links between binge eating fatty foods and craving cocaine and marijuana. With further research, […]

Profile of a Binge Eater: Kathryn

A lot of people have certain preconceptions about what a binge eater or anyone with an eating disorder should look like. You might assume that a binge eater is an overweight, lazy, and insecure woman who lives alone and has few friends. It is easy to judge something that you don’t understand. Kathryn is a […]

Binge Eating Overview: An Overview

Binge eating disorder is an officially recognized eating disorder characterized by frequent, excessive consumption of food. Unlike people who voluntarily overeat on holidays or other limited occasions, people with the condition feel a compulsion to overeat, and continue their behavior even when they become aware of its negative consequences. Because of the level of food […]