During periods of binge eating one begins to experience a lack of control over their eating. After consuming large meals he or she experiences shame and guilt. Binge eating is very dangerous and threatening to one's health. Often times binge eating is left untreated. Binge eating disorder has been proven to leave long term physical and emotional consequences including diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity.
Even though the United States has over 10 million people suffering from an eating disorder, only about 10% are actually diagnosed and receive proper treatment. The eating disorders that will be mentioned bellow, are extremely complex because of the fact that these disorders not only affect the mental health of the patient, but also the immune, digestive, skeletal and cardiovascular systems. There are three main types of eating disorders, and in this paper I will explain what they are and how they affect an individual. The first and most common is called binge eating disorder. This is when an individual will eat excessive amounts of food in a limited time without purging afterwards.
Once an eating disorder has begun, it becomes a long-term (sometimes lifetime-long) cycle of dieting, bingeing and purging, or excessive eating. A person with an eating disorder becomes trapped in this endless cycle and needs professional physiological and psychological help to break through the chains. Eating disorders, just as any other addiction, are a reaction to a low self- esteem and a negative means of coping with life and stress. Others may use alcohol, drugs, and even compulsive gambling as a way to cope with their problems. To someone with an eating disorder, their illness is a means of incorporating control into their lives.
Their body images are severely distorted. They're the most talked about and the best studied eating disorders, and researchers estimate that nearly seven million women in the United States suffer from either anorexia or bulimia. But there's a newly recognized condition known as binge-eating disorder that is now considered the most common eating disorder. In the U.S. population, it has a frequency of about one to four out of every one hundred people. Although eating disorders afflict women much more often than they do men, it is estimated that about one million American men suffer from either anorexia or bulimia, and millions more have binge-eating disorder.
In Conclusion, Binge Eating Disorder is a serious disorder characterized by overeating. If somebody is eating to fill their emotional needs in closure they should seek help. Binge Eating Disorder can happen to anybody and one of its many symptoms is linked to depression. There are many treatment options available for those looking to seek help. References Smith, M. Segal, R. Segal, J.
For example, eight million people in the United States suffer from eating disorders ("The Secret Language of Eating Disorders," 1). Furthermore, 3% of all young women suffer from anorexia and 3-4% suffer from bulimia ("The Secret Language of Eating Disorders," 1). This proves that many women and teenage girls are affected because many are afraid of becoming fat and "unacceptable" to society’s view on women in general. In addition, 1% of boys and young men suffer from eating disorders, and their cases are becoming more common ("The Secret Language of Eating Disorders," 1). Also, it is a disorder that crosses racial and economical lines, those who succumb to compulsive starving or binge eating are males (Lang, 1).
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group for Eating Disorders Every year, 30 million people in the United States of America suffer from an eating disorder (National Eating Disorder Association, 2014). Due to the complex nature of the disease, eating disorders are notoriously difficult to treat. New research suggests that DBT could provide qualities that other therapies lack. This paper will explore the diagnoses of various eating disorders, components of DBT, and the function of a DBT group in the treatment of eating disorders. Professionals in the field of eating disorders began exploring DBT, which was not previously used for eating disorders, and may have discovered an effective alternative.
Eating Disorders “Food - too much of it, we suffer, and to lack of it, we will suffer.” Because of it, humans have lost their sanity and it’s the main cause of most health issues, which is eating disorder. Eating disorders are common in America today, and combined in all their various forms it is a very serious health problem that is growing into even larger problems. Because the media perpetuates a thin ideal, body dissatisfaction has escalated and eating disorders have steadily increased in both genders due to an excessive preoccupation with appearance. Insecurities, low self-esteems, judgements from others, personal relationships, and too high expectations of the body image often cause eating disorders. According to the “National Institute of Mental Health” website, an eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances to your everyday diet, such as eating extremely small amount of food or severely overeating.
Eating Disorders a Common Ground Let’s start by defining what eating disorders are and who has them. Eating disorders are problems that are psychological in nature that result in inadequate or excessive food intake (Martini, Nath, Bartholomew, 2012). Eating disorders are a group of very serious conditions that leaves the affected so completely preoccupied with food and weight that they can focus on hardly anything else (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2014). Examples of the main types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. The majority of people suffering from eating disorders are female; however males can also be affected.
There are three different types of eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. According to Jessica Bennett, twenty-five million people in the United States suffer from binge eating disorder and ten million women and one million men suffer from either anorexia or bulimia. Studies have proven that bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating are set off by social, psychological, relationship or genetic factors; social factors, however, have the greatest impact on men and women. Of the three eating disorders, anorexia gets the most attention and has the highest mortality rate of six percent out of any mental illness. According to the International Journal of Eating Disorders, half of the deaths caused by anorexia are suicide.