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If you experience bouts of uncontrollable eating in re-sponse to emotional triggers, followed by feelings of guilt and shame— whether or not you are overweight—you may suffer a health care problem referred to as compulsive eating. Compul-sive eating is not officially considered an “eating disorder,” but it can be just as deadly.
Most compulsive eaters discovered in childhood that eating food soothed feelings of hurt, sadness, or other dif-ficult emotions. In some cases, parents were not available, or were not capable or willing to meet emotional needs. This made it more likely that food would be used as a way to feel good . . .
When To Use
Describes this serious health problem, symptoms, and hope for change.
How to Use
Health fairs, client sessions, post-treatment follow-up.