Emotional Eating Directory
Emotions can cause people to react in many ways, sometimes including overeating. Emotional eating can cause intense cravings for food, even obsession. The treatments for any emotional eating include distraction, drinking water, relaxing, and seeking medical help when necessary. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how emotional eating is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
Binge Eating Disorder Overview
Binge eating disorder is a condition characterized by uncontrollable eating. Learn more about it from WebMD.
How to Have a Healthy Relationship With Food
If you have binge eating disorder or think you might, you can learn how to form a positive relationship with food -- and that can help you stop overeating.
WebMD explains bulimia prevention.
Bulimia: The Basics
Learn more from WebMD about the basics of bulimia - its causes, characteristics, and effects on the body.
Binge Eating Disorder: Why You Need to Treat Mental Health First
A look at why treatment for binge eating disorder focuses on improving mental health, and not on losing weight.
Are You Eating Because You Are Hungry or Emotional?
It can be hard to tell if your desire to soothe your feelings with food has crossed a dangerous line. Learn the signs of emotional eating and 4 myths about binge eating disorder.
The Link Between Binge Eating and Depression
Binge eating disorder and depression are closely linked, but help is available.
Binge Eating: Guilt and Shame
When you have binge eating disorder, feelings of shame and guilt are common. But you can change your thoughts and habits. Here's how.
Video: Binge Eating Disorder
Eating addiction is one of the hardest to overcome because it’s necessary to live.
The Truth About Eating Disorders
Two teenage friends struggling with anorexia and bulimia discuss their illness, treatment, and how to support one another.
Losing Weight and Keeping It Off
An expert discusses diet, exercise, mental preparation, and rapid weight loss.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Visual Guide to Binge Eating Disorder
Binge eating disorder is different from bulimia, in that people don't "purge" after a binge. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatment, and recovery.
Slideshow: A Guide to Understanding Eating Disorders
When does a weekend food fest or a strict diet reveal an eating disorder? Pictures show the symptoms and treatments for anorexia, binge eating, and bulimia.