Binge Eating Disorder | Compulsive Overeating Disorder - Glossary

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Shirley Johanna
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Last Updated on Sep 20, 2017
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Glossary

Binge eating: A Condition that involves eating a large amount of food within a short period of time. Seen commonly in bulimia nervosa.

Binges: Episodes of uncontrolled excessive eating.

Depression: Mental state of low mood commonly associated with feelings of sadness, emptiness, despair or loss of interest in life or worldly matters.

Obsessive-compulsive: An anxiety disorder that is commonly characterized by the person's obsessive need to perform a particular task or set of tasks.

Anxiety: An undesirable emotional state associated with psychological and physiological changes in response to mental conflicts.

Physiological: Having to do with the functions of the body. When used in the phrase "physiologic age," it refers to an age assigned by general health, as opposed to calendar age.

Psychotherapy: The therapy that involves the patient talking about their mental and emotional disorders to a psychiatrist, psychologist or licensed counsellor for treatment.

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Hi,

I am a 41 year old mum with 2 DS and DH. I have been suffering from Binge Eating Disorder since I was a primary school, probably around the age of 8 or 9 from looking at photos. I was a plump child and my mum put me on my first diet at 14 and I think there lies the problem! I have been on WW, SW and a few other faddy type diets and not unsurprisingly I gained weight after each of these failed. I am now about 3-4 stone overweight and have just totally given up on trying to actually lose weight, at the moment I would just be happy not putting any more on. Above all and even above the weight and body image issues, I would just like to be able to stop Binge Eating as it is seriously screwing up my life and getting in the way of work and family life. I binge eat almost every day at the moment and the emotional and financial impact is becoming serious now not to mention the health implications. Thankfully, I am no longer bulimic, so that is indeed a victory but I am still left with the Binge Eating Disorder [BED]. xxx :-)

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