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  The Eating Disorder Foundation
Eating Disorders include a range of conditions that involve an obsession with food, weight and appearance to the degree that a person's heath, relationships and daily activities are adversely affected.
Eating disorders are characterized by severe disturbances in eating behavior.
Some of the underlying issues that are associated with an eating disorder include low self-esteem, depression, feelings of loss of control, feelings of worthlessness, identity concerns, family communication problems and an inability to cope with emotions.
www.eatingdisorderfoundation.org /EatingDisorders.htm   (2932 words)

 Binge Eating Disorder
Binge eating disorder is more common in people who are obese, but it affects people with healthy weights as well.
People who binge eat may also experience feelings that are common to many eating disorders, such as depression, anxiety, guilt, or shame.
Having an eating disorder can be difficult to admit, and your child may not be ready to acknowledge that he or she has a problem.
kidshealth.org /parent/growth/feeding/binge_eating.html   (1316 words)

 USATODAY.com - Schiavo case highlights eating disorders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The Schiavos' lawyer said her 1990 collapse was caused by a potassium imbalance brought on by an eating disorder.
It is a cruel twist lost on no one close to the case: A woman who is said to have struggled with an eating disorder is now in the middle of a court battle over whether her feeding tube should be removed so that she can starve to death.
Psychologist Doug Bunnell, president of the National Eating Disorders Association, said while he could not comment on the specifics of the Schiavo case, it is often impossible to predict which sufferers are in immediate danger.
www.usatoday.com /news/health/2005-02-25-schiavo-eating-disorder_x.htm   (924 words)

 Binge Eating Disorder
This disorder is different from binge-purge syndrome (bulimia nervosa) because people with binge eating disorder usually do not purge afterward by vomiting or using laxatives.
The major complications of binge eating disorder are the diseases that accompany obesity.
People with binge eating disorder are extremely distressed by their binge eating.
www.athealth.com /Consumer/disorders/Bingeeating.html   (1270 words)

 WIN - Publication - Binge Eating Disorder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Eating a lot of food does not necessarily mean that you have binge eating disorder.
Whether depression causes binge eating disorder or whether binge eating disorder causes depression is not known.
People with binge eating disorder are usually very upset by their binge eating and may become depressed.
win.niddk.nih.gov /publications/binge.htm   (1675 words)

 Eating Disorders
Bulimia is characterized by habitual binge eating and purging.
What causes eating disorders is not entirely clear, though a combination of psychological, genetic, social and family factors are thought to contribute to the disorder.
There is also an increased incidence of psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder, amongst kids and teens with eating disorders.
kidshealth.org /parent/emotions/feelings/eating_disorders.html   (1666 words)

 Helping a Friend: With an Eating Disorder
While dieting is an American obsession some of the difference between an eating disorder and the culturally driven obsession with dieting lies in the amount of a person’s preoccupation with food and the lengths they will go to control their weight and food consumption.
There is a lot of shame attached to having an eating disorder and as a result individuals with an eating disorder can be pretty defensive about their eating- just as weight and food consumption is a sensitive topic for many people.
In the end, eating disorders aren’t as much about weight or how much or how little the person has eaten as it is about becoming trapped into relying on food and weight as the basis for how a person feels about themselves.
www.counseling.caltech.edu /articles/helpfriendwitheatingdisorder.html   (1951 words)

 Fact Sheet: Eating Disorders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Disordered eating refers to troublesome eating behaviors, such as restrictive dieting, bingeing, or purging, which occur less frequently or are less severe than those required to meet the full criteria for the diagnosis of an eating disorder.
Eating disorders are often perceived to be an affliction of Caucasian girls and young women in middle and upper socio-economic classes.
Disordered eating habits and weight concerns are beginning at earlier ages and concerns of body weight and image emerge in girls as young as 9 years of age.
www.4woman.gov /owh/pub/factsheets/eatingdis.htm   (3272 words)

 Binge eating disorder facts on MedicineNet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The eating disorder known as binge eating disorder affects approximately 1-5% of the U.S. population, according to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA).
Unlike the eating disorder known as bulimia nervosa, the binge eating episodes in binge eating disorder are not followed by so-called "purging" behaviors such as induced vomiting, fasting, strenuous exercise, or laxative and diuretic abuse.
Sufferers from binge eating disorder report that their binge eating episodes are often brought on by mood changes or states such as stress, anger, sadness, worry, and boredom.
www.medicinenet.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=47135   (506 words)

 Binge Eating Disorder
Shuman: Eating large amounts of food when not physically hungry, rapid eating, hiding of food because the person feels embarrassed about how much he or she is eating, and eating until uncomfortably full are all examples of "emotional" and "disordered" eating patterns.
This same study suggests that binge eating disorder affects 3% of female college students and 5% of obese people in the general community (*Spitzer et al.1992.1993).
Other studies suggest that binge eating disorder is associated with a much broader demographic distribution than is the case with Bulimia Nervosa, in terms of gender, race and age.
www.athealth.com /Consumer/disorders/BingeInterview.html   (2018 words)

 Eating disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The eating may be excessive (compulsive over-eating); too limited (restricting); may include normal eating punctuated with episodes of purging; may include cycles of binging and purging; or may encompass the ingesting of non-foods.
Eating disorders are characterized by an abnormal obsession with food and weight.
Eating disorders are much more common in women than in men, particularly teenaged girls, where eating disorders are on the rise.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eating_disorder   (584 words)

 Binge eating disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Binge eating is an element of another eating disorder, bulimia nervosa.
Binge eating disorder is similar to, but it is distinct from, compulsive eating.
People with binge eating disorder are usually very upset by their binge eating and may become very depressed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Binge_eating_disorder   (1510 words)

 Binge Eating Disorder | Anorexia | Eating Disorders | Bulimia | Compulsive Overeating | The Something Fishy Website on ...
Reasons for Binge Eating can be similar to those of Compulsive Overeating; Using Binges as a way to hide from their emotions, to fill a void they feel inside, and to cope with daily stresses and problems in their lives.
A person suffering with Binge Eating Disorder is at health risk for a heart attack, high blood-pressure and cholesterol, kidney disease and/or failure, arthritis and bone deterioration, and stroke.
The binge eating is not associated with the regular use of inappropriate compensatory behaviors (eg, purging, fasting, excessive exercise) and does not occur exclusively during the course of anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.
www.something-fishy.org /whatarethey/be.php   (757 words)

 Eating Disorders: Types, Warning Signs, and Treatment
An eating disorder is a psychological condition that manifests itself in unhealthy eating habits.
Eating disorders are complex conditions caused by a combination of individual, family, interpersonal, biological, socio-cultural, and precipitating factors.
Eating disorders prevention: parents are key players – What parents can do to prevent eating disorders in their kids.
www.helpguide.org /mental/eating_disorder_treatment.htm   (2955 words)

 Binge Eating Disorder
People with binge eating disorder frequently eat large amounts of food while feeling a loss of control over their eating.
Eating large amounts of food, however, does not mean that a person has binge eating disorder.
While findings vary, early research suggests that about half of all people with binge eating disorder had binge episodes before they started to diet.
healthlink.mcw.edu /article/933128126.html   (1082 words)

 Sheppard Pratt Health System-Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders include a range of conditions that involve an obsession with food, weight and appearance, to the degree that a person's health, relationships and daily activities are adversely affected.
The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt is a specialized program for adults, adolescents and children that provides comprehensive treatment by experienced, highly trained professionals.
When the eating disorder is life threatening or has serious medical complications, referral to the inpatient, day hospital or intensive outpatient program is recommended.
www.eatingdisorder.org   (649 words)

 EDA: Main Page
Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA) is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from an eating disorder.
Our primary purpose is to recover from our eating disorders and to carry this message of recovery to others with eating disorders.
www.eatingdisordersanonymous.org   (261 words)

 Perfect Illusions . What is an Eating Disorder? | PBS
An eating disorder is a collection of interrelated eating habits, weight management practices and attitudes about food, weight and body shape that have become disordered.
Some common features of eating disorders include an irrational fear of fat, dissatisfaction with one's body often coupled with a distorted perception of body shape, unhealthy weight management and extreme food intake.
This disordered eating behavior is usually an effort to solve a variety of emotional difficulties about which the individual feels out of control.
www.pbs.org /perfectillusions/eatingdisorders   (153 words)

 Eating disorder,disorders,anorexia,bulimia,treatment,nervosa
Avalon is committed to providing a state of the art program of specialized treatment for the purpose of helping those suffering with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa or Atypical Eating Disorders to reclaim their lives.
An eating disorder is characterized by an abnormal relationship with food and body.
The Academy for Eating Disorders reports that conservative estimates for American females aged 12 and up affected by eating disorders may exceed 10%.
www.avalon-eatingdisorders.com   (371 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions about Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are diseases that have devastating consequences, not only for the individual, but also for the people involved in their life.
If one of your children was suffering from an eating disorder, you would want to know and you would do everything to help them.
Eating disorders are serious diseases that without intervention can turn deadly.
www.eatingdisorderfoundation.org /EDFFAQ.htm   (615 words)

 eMedicine - Eating Disorder: Pica : Article by Cynthia R Ellis, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Background: Pica is an eating disorder typically defined as the persistent eating of nonnutritive substances for a period of at least 1 month at an age in which this behavior is developmentally inappropriate (eg, >18-24 mo).
Whether the iron deficiency prompted the eating of clay or the inhibition of iron absorption caused by the ingestion of clay produced the iron deficiency is not known.
Underlying biochemical disorder: The association of pica, iron deficiency, and a number of pathophysiologic states with decreased activity of the dopamine system has raised the possibility of a correlation between diminished dopaminergic neurotransmission and the expression and maintenance of pica; however, specific pathogenesis resulting from any underlying biochemical disorders has not been identified empirically.
www.emedicine.com /ped/topic1798.htm   (2780 words)

 ANRED: The Better-Known Eating Disorders
There are many diseases, disorders, and problem conditions involving food, weight and eating, but in everyday conversation, the term "eating disorders" has come to mean anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, which are defined on this page.
They may have a subclinical eating disorder or one that does not neatly fit into a current diagnostic category.
Swears to "be good," to never binge eat again, but then continues to restrict food intake which starts yet another repeat of the deprivation-hunger-binge-purge cycle.
www.anred.com /defswk.html   (612 words)

 Eating Disorders Coaltion for Research, Policy & Action
For the first time, the federal government has published a report on the efficacy of various types of treatment for eating disorders.
April 2006 - The United States Senate is urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study the number of Americans suffering from eating disorders.
For six years the EDC has knocked on doors in Congress, encouraging members to address the problem of inaccurate reporting of deaths resulting from an eating disorder.
www.eatingdisorderscoalition.org   (196 words)

 Eating Disorders | Anorexia | Bulimia | Binge Eating Disorder | Compulsive Overeating | The Something Fishy Website on ...
Something Fishy is determined to remind each and every sufferer of anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating and binge eating disorder that they are not alone, and that complete recovery is possible.
An Eating Disorder is an illness that permiates all aspects of each sufferer's life, is caused by a variety of emotional factors and influences, and has profound effects on the people suffering and their loved ones...
People suffering with Compulsive Overeating have what is characterized as an "addiction" to food, using food and eating as a way to hide from their emotions, to fill a void they feel inside, and to cope with daily stresses and problems in their lives...
www.something-fishy.org   (1017 words)

 Eating Disorder Hope - Home Page
BLOG is an honest, authentic, and respectful place to share your inspiration, encouragement, and hope with others struggling with eating disorders.
Ask her your question or to read her thoughts on eating disorders.
Eating Disorder Hope specifically disclaims liability, loss, or risk, personal or otherwise, that may be incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, in the use or application of any contents of this web site.
www.eatingdisorderhope.com   (579 words)

 Compulsive overeating (binge eating) and mental health information on MedicineNet.com
Eating a lot of food does not always mean that a person has binge eating disorder.
Binge eating also takes place in another eating disorder called bulimia nervosa.
Read 32 more Binge Eating Disorder related articles...
www.medicinenet.com /binge_eating_disorder/article.htm   (410 words)

 Eating Disorders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
When you look in the mirror, you are seeing what your eating disorder wants you to see, you are not seeing the true picture.
Eating disorders afflict millions of people, thousands of which will die from them yearly.
There is good news though, eating disorders can be beaten.
www.mirror-mirror.org /eatdis.htm   (210 words)

 Binge Eating Disorder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
People with binge eating disorder often eat an unusually large amount of food and feel out of control during the binges.
Research also suggests that genes may be involved in binge eating, since the disorder often occurs in several members of the same family.
People with binge eating disorder often feel badly about themselves and may miss work, school, or social activities to binge eat.
www.4woman.gov /faq/bingeeating.htm   (590 words)

 Binge-eating disorder - MayoClinic.com
It's called binge-eating disorder, and although people with this condition feel embarrassed and ashamed about gorging themselves for what could be hours on end and resolve to stop doing it, they also feel a compulsion to continue.
Because binge-eating disorder has only recently started attracting serious attention and there's still uncertainty over its definition, it's unknown how many people are affected.
Find out what constitutes binge-eating disorder, what treatments are available and how binge eating differs from other eating disorders.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/binge-eating-disorder/DS00608   (293 words)

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