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Eating disorders: Binge eating disorder (BED)
Pages 5 (1255 words)
Obesity is often considered a matter of character rather than a matter of health. Obesity is often taken as a sign of personal failing.Even though about one-third of the population is overweight, the stigma against the obese remains”
124). However, in studying the nature of obesity and its primary causes, connections to addiction can be observed. With overeating becoming more clearly associated with addiction, it is clear that the nature of treatment should be medical, not based in shame. One of the disorders associated with overeating can be observed through binge eating disorder (bed). This eating disorder is defined through a number of criteria that place the eater in a frequently vulnerable state of uncontrolled eating. Through examination of a case study and in evaluating the patient for the abnormalities associated with their overeating, treatments through both drug therapy and non-pharmaceutical therapies can help to regulate their condition. Relationships between food and addiction have been created through connections to other forms of addiction. Tobacco addiction can lead to a loss of weight as can addictions to drugs. In trying to avoid relapse towards alcohol abuse, Alcoholics Anonymous has recommended to their members to never allow themselves to “get too hungry” (Gold, 2004, p. 2). When addicts are treated for their addictions it seems to lead the addicted towards weight gain. ...
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