Binge eating disorder : Symptoms and Treatment

binge eating disorder - eating disorder associated with periodic impulsive overeating, which without treatment becomes chronic and can last for many years.

main symptom of binge eating disorder are impulsive periodic recurrent episodes of uncontrolled overeating.

Moreover, unlike other eating disorders, a person suffering from this disorder does not try to neutralize the effects of such episodes with additional exercise, vomiting and receiving laxatives and various drugs for weight loss.

Patients prone to overeating stressful, that is to consume food in large quantities in moments of distress, poor mental health, depressed mood.In addition, the longer they do not feel the saturation, and more likely to have a strong imaginary hunger, that is, the desire to eat, when in reality the body does not need.

Episodes of binge eating disorder are accompanied by at least three of the following features.People with the disorder tend to binge eating disorder:

  • there faster than normal;
  • there without experien
    cing physiological hunger;
  • to have an unpleasant feeling of overcrowding;
  • eat alone because of feelings of shame;
  • feel rejection and self-loathing, depression, or guilt after binge eating.

first bouts of overeating may be associated with any psychologically traumatic events (death or loss of a loved one, accidents, etc.), because of which a person experiences a state of severe stress.

treatment of binge eating disorder

To get rid of excess weight in patients with binge eating disorder as well as people with obesity have arisen for other reasons, helps low-calorie diet.However, in the long run, some people gain weight again because the attacks do not stop eating.

For the treatment of disorders of the drugs used to eliminate depressions and anxiety, which are often the cause of binge eating episodes.Also, in some cases, use drugs that suppress appetite.

Given that the eating disorder is a psychological cause, in the treatment of psychogenic overeating plays an important role and psychotherapy.

During therapy sessions, patients learn to control and get rid of the negative thoughts that trigger episodes of overeating.Also, psychologists help identify the true causes of psychological distress, such as problems in relationships with others, or other stressors that lead to undesirable behavior.

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