Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.




July 2008

Compulsive Overeating

by 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…



March 2008

Binging vs. overeating

by Staff, on binge, bulimia, bulimia nervosa, eating disorder, purge

Binging and overeating are different. These are the reasons: > Binge episodes happens regularly, at lest twice each week in a span of six months. > Individuals who binge feel upset during the process. The emotional overthrow completes a binge meal. >Binging people do not eat in public. For such individuals, eating is a private behavior rather than sharing it with family and friends. >Binge eaters eats because…