Smartphone App to Put an End to Binge Eating

by Savitha C Muppala on  October 4, 2013 at 10:29 PM Mental Health News   - G J E 4
Binge eating has now been recognized as a mental health issue in the category of eating disorders.

To help with this condition, a new Smartphone App may assist in interrupting the cycle of bingeing.
 Smartphone App to Put an End to Binge Eating
Smartphone App to Put an End to Binge Eating

The App mainly recognizes the triggers and patterns of eating in the daily routine of a victim and will seek to alert the user when there is a tendency to overeat.

This new App, a brainchild of scientists at Drexel University, employs some behavioral therapy techniques and equips people with the tools to better manage their eating habits.

The app acts in a way close to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as it prompts people to record their urges, moods and food consumption.

Hopefully this new App will do a world of good for those who habitually go overboard on food.

Source: Medindia

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