Compulsive Overeating

Compulsive Overeating (also see Binge Eating Disorder BED) is the most common eating disorder, affecting men nearly as often as women, with onset typically in adults. Indicators include: binge eating, eating large amounts even when not physically hungry, rapid eating, isolating when eating due to shame & embarrassment, preoccupation with food, weight, shape & appearance, guilt, mood swings, history of multiple failed diet/weight loss attempts, typically above average weight despite chronic dieting. Treatment interventions include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, use of mindful eating & self monitoring, psychotropic medications, interpersonal psychotherapy and dietary consultation.

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