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Binge Eating - A psychological disorder

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Binge eating is a pattern of disordered eating that is characterized by episodes of uncontrolled eating. It refers to a psychological disorder, where their is lack of control.

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Binge Eating - A psychological disorder

  1. 1. Binge Eating
  2. 2. Binge Eating  Binge eating is a pattern of disordered eating that is characterized by episodes of uncontrolled eating.  It refers to a psychological disorder, where their is lack of control.  It is usually followed by drastic purging i.e., self-induced vomiting using a tooth-brush, finger or any other instrument.
  3. 3. Causes of Binge Eating Bulimia NervosaAnorexia Nervosa
  4. 4. Underweight  A condition when the body weight becomes 10-20% less than the normal considering one's height, age and sex  Underweight problem arises because of physiological difficulty in gaining and maintaining weight.  Such persons eat less and feel full with less food than normal weight persons.
  5. 5. Anorexia Nervosa  An emotional disorder, characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat or by self- starvation to achieve weight loss  A common problem among young women in industrialized society who idolize a thin body and perceive weight loss as a sign of achievement  Normally develops a body image distortion that make them feel fat and hence desperate to lose weight
  6. 6. Bulimia Nervosa  Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by purging. Binge eating refers to eating a large amount of food in a short amount of time whereas purging refers to attempts to rid oneself of the food consumed.  The forcing of vomiting may result in breakdown of the teeth. Bulimia is frequently associated with other mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and problems with drugs or alcohol. There is also a higher risk of suicide or self-harm.
  7. 7.  Due to binge eating, a major disorder develops which is known as "Overweight and obesity".  Obesity is a condition of excess body weight, i.e., when person is 20% or more above the Ideal Body Weight.  The term overweight refers to person with body weight 10- 20% in excess of ideal weight.  It is a psychological problem. Overweight & Obesity
  8. 8.  Genetics  Dieting /restrictive or irregular eating patterns.  Depression, anxiety, other mood disorders, including bi-polar disorder  Problems with family or other significant relationships  Significant trauma/loss experiences  Emotional/physical abuse or neglect  Addictions to drugs/alcohol  Sexual trauma. Factors Affecting
  9. 9.  The satiety value of diet is extremely important. So, try to achieve a feeling of satisfaction and well being.  Reduce excess of butter, jam, sugar, cream, etc. in case of overweight and obese. Introduce these in case of underweight but excess should be avoided. It might lead to anorexia and nausea.  Food intake pattern should be changed and short and frequent meal pattern must be adopted.  Dietary changes are imperative to prevent and correct Binge Eating causes and hence of nutrition-related problems. Diet & Feeding Pattern
  10. 10.  Lifestyle modification is most important not only to weight loss, but also to maintain the weight loss achieved.  It requires analyzing behavior to identify the events associated with rating, exercise, etc.. and hence avoiding those that contribute to weight gain.  Self - maintaining and self-discipline are required to exercise control and bring about behavioral modification. Lifestyle Modification
  11. 11. You can also know more about some good eating habits & lifestyle modification programs through the website: www.drgwellness.in Thank You!
  • RahafAldossari1

    Apr. 10, 2017

Binge eating is a pattern of disordered eating that is characterized by episodes of uncontrolled eating. It refers to a psychological disorder, where their is lack of control.

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