A Compulsion to Overeat

Compulsive overeating disorder is also called binge eating. Like all disorders it has its foundation in the psychology of the patient. A patient has an uncontrollable craving to eat in this form of disorder. They purge with laxatives and diuretics to get rid of the excess food after their eating binge.

Compulsive overeating disorder is harmful for the health of the patient. The patient does not have a healthy appetite but a craving to eat. As a result of satisfying the craving the patient suffers fatigue, high blood pressure, nausea and abnormal weight gain. 2% of adults in U.S. or 4 million Americans suffer from this disorder. Compulsive overeating disorder is a result of depression and low self esteem. Patients were regarded as lazy gluttons before the disorder received medical attention. Today, however, medical help is available through behavioral therapy, diet and medication for the effective treatment of the disorder.

Eating Disorder Self Test. Take the EAT-26 self test to see if you might have eating disorder symptoms that might require professional evaluation. All answers are confidential.

Find a Treatment Facility Near You

Click on a state below to find eating disorder treatment options that could be right for you.

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Additional calls will also be forwarded and returned by a quality treatment center within the USA.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by Boca Recovery Center, Daylight Recovery Center or another licensed drug and alcohol rehab facility, a paid advertiser on EatingDisorders.com.

All calls are private and confidential.

I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOWI NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOW 800-568-9025Response time about 1 min | Response rate 100%
Who Answers?