Binge Eating Disorder Is Defined As Recurring Episodes Of Eating

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Binge Eating Binge eating disorder is defined as recurring episodes of eating significantly more food in a short period of time than most people would eat under similar circumstances, with episodes marked by feelings of lack of control (Association, 2013). There are many people who has this disorder and don’t feel that they act in ways that aren’t normal. Symptoms people with this type of disorder often feel disgust, guilt, or embarrassment and have tendencies to eat alone to hide the behavior. This disorder is associated with marked distress and occurs, on average, at least once a week over three months (Association, 2013). In the DSM-5 binge-eating episodes has been associated with eating much more rapidly than normal, eating until feeling uncomfortably full, eating large amounts of food when not feeling physically hungry, eating alone because of feeling embarrassed by how much one is eating; feeling disgusted with oneself, depressed, or very guilty afterward (Aragona et al, 2015). In other words, a person who is diagnosed with this disorder often consumes large amounts of food in one sitting, but forces themselves to vomit so they wouldn’t gain any weight from the food. This makes the body go into shock, which causes harm due to the forcing of vomiting, acid in the stomach, and hold no nutritional value to the body if the nutrition from the food is getting dumped out and not digesting appropriately. There are many physical characteristics someone may have while having…

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