Compulsive overeating

This eating disorder is binge eating disorder, it has been found not long ago.

Eating disorders - serious mental illness in which emotions and thinking lead to the appearance of a person eating habits, like overeating or starvation.Most often it is a kind of way to deal with depression, stress or anxiety.

Compulsive overeating is characterized by uncontrollable food intake, resulting in weight gain.

Patients with binge eating disorder typically consume huge amounts of food (much more than is necessary to saturate), feeling the inability to control the amount of food that they eat.

Manifestations of binge eating disorder are similar to the symptoms of bulimia nervosa (bulimia nervosa) , gluttony but patients do not use such methods of weight control as artificially induce vomiting or taking laxatives.

Many patients with this disorder perceive meals as a way to deal with unpleasant feelings and emotions.Very often, this results in the fact that they feel guilty that they were unable to control thei

r food, and this increases stress and pushes them into a vicious circle.

How common is the disease

Despite the fact that binge eating has only recently been allocated as a separate disease, apparently, is one of the most common eating disorders.The majority of patients are obese (body weight exceeds the normal by more than 20%), but there are patients with normal weight.

binge eating disorder affects about 2% of people in Russia.Among patients with a slight excess of normal body weight, struggling with this on their own or in special centers for the fight against excess weight, 10-15% of patients with binge eating disorder.Among people with a strong obese binge eating disorder occurs more often.

Women are more susceptible to this disease than men.Pathology rate does not depend on a person belonging to any ethnic group.

People suffering from obesity and binge eating disorder often do not gain weight appropriate to their growth at a younger age (compared to the rest), and they often followed by periods in which they are released and are gaining weight.

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