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13,722 hits 2.5 (2 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 5 years ago by womersley

Is overeating an eating disorder?

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5 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 6/2/17 - 7:53:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, it's a behaviour.

Over-eating, or under-eating, may be a symptom of/arise from a mental disorder, but 'over-eating' per se doesn't refer to the disordered thinking patterns that lead to it.
5 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 6/2/17 - 10:13:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Repeatedly. Yes.
5 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 6/5/17 - 2:36:29 PM EST (GMT-5)

If it has a compulsive quality to it, yes. Binge eating disorder (BED). Or binge eating w/purging (bulimia).

But people with no mental issues can overeat from time to time without a psychological component.

5 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 6/5/17 - 4:54:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Compulsive over eating is an eating disorder.
5 yrs ago - Tuesday 6/6/17 - 4:05:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
i'm not sure if you mean a single instance of overeating, or if one does it on a regular basis. the latter, definitely, but the former, i think we all do it from time to time.
4 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 10/3/17 - 5:36:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
Easily. Lmao
4 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 10/6/17 - 10:52:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
I mean over-eating on a constant basis.
Always eating too much because one believes one isn't eating enough.
Forcing yourself to eat more when you are not even hungry anymore and have already eaten enough.
4 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 12/14/17 - 3:06:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
As a person with a psychological dependency on food, I can confidently say yes, it's a real disorder that deserves just as much support as other eating disorders do.
3 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 10/21/18 - 2:32:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
3 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 10/21/18 - 4:16:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
Overeating in and of itself isn't necessarily an eating disorder, but it can be indicative of Binge Eating Disorder (now listed in the DSM-5).

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