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Like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, binge eating is one of the three most prevalent eating disorders in our society today. Binge eating is characterized as compulsive overeating. Binge eaters, unlike the individuals diagnosed with bulimia, do not try to purge their system after bingeing. They will typically binge in private, when no one is around. They will eat until they can actually become sick from overeating. These episodes are accompanied with feelings of shame and disgust. Sometimes this bingeing is done to fill an emotional void, and thus by overeating to somehow become satisfied. This emotional eating is typically a coping mechanism for depression, anxiety and stress, not unlike the way in which drug addicts cope through the use of drugs.
As you can see, binge eating is an emotional disorder, that left untreated, may result in severe health problems and death. If this discussion on binge eating sounds familiar to you, please seek help immediately. Your life and health depends on it. Here at Center for Change, we have medical doctors and psychiatrists that specialize in treating binge eating and other eating disorders. We have a beautiful and home-like environment that will wrap you in love. Healing and help is just a phone call away. Call us today at 1-888-224-8250.