Food has a cunning way of impersonating friendship—so much so, that binge-eating disorder has become one of the most prevalent eating disorder in the United States.
Even in individuals who lack sufficient symptoms to meet the criteria for binge eating disorder, sub-clinical binge eating is becoming more and more common. Over-eating – eating beyond satisfaction or to excessive fullness – is becoming close to the norm. Super-size, anyone?
But, for some, obsession with food and with eating creates faux-friendship with food.
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Binge-eating disorder—similar to bulimia nervosa—involves episodes of unrestrained calorie consumption, in which an individual:
However—unlike bulimia nervosa—individuals who are diagnosed with binge-eating disorder do NOT engage in compensatory purging methods (such as vomiting, laxative use, fasting, or extreme exercise) in order to maintain their pre-binge weight.
Compared to the rapid, deteriorating health consequences of anorexia and bulimia, binge-eating disorder is more of a silent killer; although in rare instances, binge-eating episodes may cause a gastric rupture or sudden death from the perforation (or tearing) of the stomach. However, more commonly, the long-term complications of binge-eating disorder are identical to those of obesity—which the disorder itself almost always causes. These complications include:
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