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Medical Reference Related to Eating Disorders

  1. Binge Eating Disorder: Stages of Recovery

    Recovering from binge eating follows five stages of change. Knowing what they are can help you stay motivated and understand what’s ahead as you get better.

  2. Why Am I Binge Eating?

    Binge eating is not the same as just overeating. Here are some of the reasons you might have a binge eating episode.

  3. 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.

  4. 9 Ways to Manage Binge Eating Disorder During the Holidays

    The holidays don’t have to trigger a binge eating relapse. Here are some simple steps to manage your behavior around food and find support during the festive season.

  5. Anorexia Nervosa - Treatment Overview

    All people with anorexia nervosa need treatment. In most cases, this involves seeing a health professional, as well as having regular counseling sessions.

  6. Binge Eating Disorder - Topic Overview

    Binge eating disorder is a condition in which you regularly eat large amounts of food within a couple of hours or less (a binge).

  7. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders

    Cognitive - behavioral therapy is an active type of counseling. Sessions usually are held once a week for as long as you need to master new skills. Individual sessions last 1 hour, and group sessions may be longer. During cognitive - behavioral therapy for anorexia, you learn:About your illness, its symptoms, and how to predict when symptoms will most likely recur.To keep a diary of eating episode

  8. Bulimia Nervosa - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional immediately if you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with bulimia and now is not able to pass urine, notices that his or her heart skips beats or beats slower than normal, has severe abdominal pain, or is vomiting

  9. Medical History for Eating Disorders - Topic Overview

    During a medical history evaluation for eating disorders, the doctor will ask you questions about:The amount of food you eat at one time, how often you eat food, what type of food you eat, any particular ways that food needs to be prepared or served, and other eating habits.Diets and weight loss. Your doctor may ask: What types of diets you've used and how many times you've gone on a diet over the past year.Whether you think you should be dieting.How much weight you've lost when dieting.How you feel about your shape and body size.Whether your weight affects how you feel about yourself.How often you think about food throughout the day.Whether you think you are overweight.Monthly menstrual periods. Females who have eating disorders often have irregular menstrual cycles. They often stop (or never start) having their periods.Amount of sexual interest. People with anorexia nervosa often lack interest in sexual activities.The type and amount of exercise you do.Involvement in sports, dance,

  10. Binge Eating Disorder - Home Treatment

    Information on home treatment of binge eating disorder.

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