Posts Tagged ‘Compulsive Overeating’

By On February 2nd, 2015

From Our Dietician’s Desk: Binge Eating Disorder

 Written by: Joleen Wilson, Registered Dietician, Certified Nutrition Support Clinician, for Pathway for Eating Disorders Treatment at Brookhaven Hospital There are many factors influencing a person’s weight, but emotional eating (when food is used as an outlet for coping with life’s stressors) is one way calories can quickly add up.  Binge eating disorder (BED), also…


By On December 13th, 2012

“Binge Eating to have New Diagnosis in DSM-V”

Binge eating is the most common eating disorder in the United States affecting approximately 3.5% of women and 2% of men.  Binge eating affects more men than other types of eating disorders.  The current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) includes the criteria for binge eating under the diagnosis of Eating Disorder Not…


By On April 2nd, 2012

Compulsive Overeating Expands Across America

        Compulsive Overeating, often referred to as food addiction, is characterized by an obsessive/compulsive relationship to food. According to a recent study, 1/3 of America is obese- the obesity rate more than doubled from 1990 to 2010. Obesity is the number two cause of preventable death in the United States, the first…

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