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Smartphone App to Put an End to Binge Eating

by Savitha C Muppala on October 4, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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 Smartphone App to Put an End to Binge Eating

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.

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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.



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