Binge Eating Disorder

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 During the late adolescence or early childhood, the symptoms of binge eating disorder begin to flourish after a major diet. There are binge eaters spend eating lasts around two hours while there are binge on and off all day long. Even when they’re not hungry, they continue to eat until they are full. Overeating as fast as they can is the main pleasure they feel while scarcely contemplating what they have eaten or tasted.

Common Symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder

The main identification of binge eaters are unstoppable binge eating in a frequent occurrence, intensely anguish or disconcert during or after voracious eating and they can control themselves from vomiting, fasting, or extreme exercise. Struggling with the feelings of guilt, disgust, and depression, people with binge eating disorder want to stop binge eating but desperately they can’t do it. Sometimes there are binge eaters who beat themselves up for their lack of self-modesty in eating.

Major Cause

Biological, social, cultural, and psychological factors influence the behavior of a person having a binge eating disorder. Biologically, the hypothalamus in the brain plays a role in controlling the appetite of a person. It has been also found that a genetic mutation causes the food obsession. Lastly, low levels of chemical serotonin found in the brain entice compulsive eating. It is also evident that when social mores dictated that the trend today is having a voluptuous body, this fuels their emotional eating. There are also some parents who are extrinsic motivators giving rewards (like food) to their children. When crucial criticisms about their bodies and weight are always under stress, they are challenge and indulge themselves in rapacious eating. Low self-concept, loneliness, lack of conservation and body conscious may hang themselves in binge eating. There are people also believe that they can relieve their stress through eating obsessively. There is also a significant relationship between depression and binge eating disorder. Depressed people have trouble with impulse control, managing and expressing their feelings. Gluttonous eating serves as an avenue to release stress and tension.


In most cases, therapies are certainly effective in the medication of binge eating disorder. The therapies are based mostly on behavioral and psychological theories that best describe the disorder. Foremost is cognitive-behavioral therapy which propagates education about nutrition, healthy weight loss and meditative strategies and methods. Next is the interpersonal psychotherapy which enhances communication and interpersonal skills to develop good rapport with the family members and friends. Lastly is dialectical behavior therapy focuses on the intrapersonal skills of a person having binge eating disorder. Health professionals and therapists will them understand the importance of acceptance, tolerance and regulation of one’s emotion. In this therapy, it will eradicate the misconceptions about eating, shape and weight. The patient may avail individual treatment sessions or weekly group therapy sessions.


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