Binge eating is a disorder in which a person keeps consuming food all the time even if he or she is full. The person is unable to stop eating at any cost. Often the person is ashamed about it, but still he cannot stop eating.
It is a disorder in which the person even after eating too much does not make any effort to exercise or do any activity to lose weight. It is a mental disorder that affects more women than men and nowadays many teens have also started suffering from binge eating.
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People who suffer from binge eating are either obese or overweight. The disorder often runs in families. Those who suffer from binge eating are not able to control their emotions. They have trouble in handling their emotions. They eat for comfort.
Binge eating has been associated with depression. People who suffer from depression often try to get comfort in this way.
People who suffer from binge eating eat more quickly than normal, they eat alone as they are ashamed to eat so much in front of people, they eat even when they are not hungry, they keep on eating till the time they feel very uncomfortable and these people feel guilty, depressed and not too good about themselves.
People who suffer from binge eating are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and high sugar levels. They are also seen to have suicidal thoughts and they are at a great risk of causing injury to themselves. These people need immediate help or could become the victim of other mental disorders as well.
Medication and psychotherapy are recommended to help individuals who suffer from binge eating. Cognitive behaviour therapy is said to help. Individuals who are a victim of binge eating should be encouraged to develop good self-esteem, accept their bodies as they are, banish stress from their lives and develop a routine of healthy eating and exercising.