The Prevalence Of Overweight And Obese People
Binge eating disorder (BAD) is an intense form of compulsive eating that deprives a person of nutrients needed for normal bodily functions. People suffering from this condition often eat uncontrollably and without restraint, feeling as if they are literally eating their own body weight. It is also called “treating yourself” disorder, because at the same time the sufferer is depriving themselves. Binge eating disorder is an eating disorder that can severely affect the body, resulting in the accumulation of weight and related health problems.
The main symptom of BED is weight loss, with or without exercise, which then sets off other associated symptoms such as insomnia, irritability, anxiety, depression, guilt, stress, and suicidal thoughts. Binge eating behaviors can be brought on by various factors including a traumatic event, a change in sleeping patterns, a significant life change such as losing a job or spouse, depression, BEDs caused by eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, or medical conditions. Treatment for Beds involves cognitive behavioral therapy and lifestyle changes.
In a May 2021 study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, researchers examined two groups of women. One group of women had been dieting and exercising regularly; the other group, a control group, ate a restricted diet with little or no exercise and ate high calorie foods. After a year, the dieters had significantly less body fat and significantly more healthy behavior when compared to the control group.
Another study found that women who suffered from BEDs had greater chances of experiencing weight loss. In a May 2021 study published in the Archives of General Psychology, researchers examined 615 overweight and obese women. After a year, the women who suffered from binge eating disorders had significantly less body fat and a significantly greater chance of experiencing weight loss. The statistical manual of the American Psychological Association recommends that if a person suffers from BEDs, he or she should avoid overeating. The statistical manual advises that anyone experiencing BED symptoms should consult a doctor. A doctor will help the patient devise a plan to address the problem of overeating.
In addition to Beds, other eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia and compulsive overeating syndrome. Research has linked obesity with many medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. The study of obesity also links obesity to low self-esteem.
One of the reasons why low self-esteem can contribute to the development of these disorders is that the person is preoccupied with his or her weight and has a preoccupation with food. These individuals often have distorted perceptions of his or her body shape and are preoccupied with food intake. Because of this distorted perception, they fail to realize that the absence of food in their life does not necessarily result in weight loss. It is also important to note that the two disorders commonly co-occur and there is a high lifetime prevalence for both disorders. This means that they occur in different forms and may go together even when one is not experiencing extreme manifestations of either disorder.