Psycho-Babble Eating Thread 865958

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Does anyone know if they made binge eating an

Posted by SlugSlimersSoSlided on November 30, 2008, at 17:46:03

official disorder. I am talking about binge eating without the purging.
But anyway, if you tend to overeat for emotional comfort from whatever feelings, is this considered an eating disorder? Or does it depend just how much is consumed or how often?

 

Re: Does anyone know if they made binge eating an

Posted by Emily Elizabeth on November 30, 2008, at 19:21:48

In reply to Does anyone know if they made binge eating an, posted by SlugSlimersSoSlided on November 30, 2008, at 17:46:03

BED is not yet its own disorder. Right now, someone with BED symptoms would be classified as Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.

I hear DSM-V will be out in 2012--perhaps it will make the cut.

Best,
EE

 

The working group projects recommendations in 2009 (nm)

Posted by Racer on December 2, 2008, at 16:31:24

In reply to Re: Does anyone know if they made binge eating an, posted by Emily Elizabeth on November 30, 2008, at 19:21:48

 

Re: Does anyone know if they made binge eating an SlugSlimersSoSlided

Posted by Poet on December 3, 2008, at 13:52:45

In reply to Does anyone know if they made binge eating an, posted by SlugSlimersSoSlided on November 30, 2008, at 17:46:03

Hi SSSS,

While it isn't an official ED, I think over eating for emotional comfort is disordered eating. I over eat under stress and for comfort, the difference being I purge afterwards. I can go months without bingeing and purging, so for me it's not how often I do it, it's that I do it-period.

Poet


 

Treatment Resistant (Refractory) Depression

Posted by CaptainAmerica1967 on December 12, 2008, at 5:57:52

In reply to Does anyone know if they made binge eating an, posted by SlugSlimersSoSlided on November 30, 2008, at 17:46:03

Just wanted to say carbohyrdrate cravings may be a sign of low serotonin and that eating high carbs (in the absence of high protein) can dramatically increase serotonin levels as the carbs make the pancreas release insulin with helps the transport of L-Tryptophan across the Blood Brain Barrier.

High protein meal with low carbs on the other hand help maintain alertness as less serotonin via the above mentioned process occurs, ie less l-trytophan is able to cross the blood brain barrier as more amino acids are competing to cross the BBB.


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