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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…

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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…

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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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