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Compulsive Overeating

Wednesday

02

July 2008

Compulsive Overeating

by At-Risk.org Staff, on anorexia nervosa, bulimia, Compulsive Overeating, eating disorder, overeating, purge

There is a certain type of eating disorder that is so unlike bulimia and anorexia nervosa. This eating disorder, called Compulsive Overeating, is characterized by an individual's addiction over food. It stems from stress, low self-esteem, and a need to turn to foods for comfort over emotions that cannot be addressed or dealt with. The individuals who have this particular disorder tend to feel inadequate and as such, they use…