Symptoms And Treatment Of Binge Eating Habits ( American Psychiatric Association, 2013 )

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or more (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Symptomology noted in the DSM-V include eating until uncomfortably full even when not feeling physically hungry, a sense of lack of control when eating, and marked distress from the behavior. Individuals may also experience embarrassment or guilt from the habit and will eat alone as a result and may also have difficulties sleeping and face depression. Diagnostic features for the disorder take into account recurrent episodes of binge eating spanning 3 months, with an episode at least once a week. Although the compulsion can lead to excessive weight gain (i.e. obesity), it is noteworthy, however, to discern that most obese individuals do not participate in binge eating habits (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Other related problems identified as comorbidity, which include problems with the heart and kidneys, the development of diabetes, obesity, and depression may also arise in these cases (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2012).
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I’ve wanted to become a chef ever since the age of 10. I was fascinated with food and my mother enjoyed watching cooking shows and competitions so naturally, I would watch them too. I had over a dozen cookbooks and had begged and pleaded with my parents to buy me a cutlery set and supplies to practice my skills. When I had finally convinced them of my dreams, I was around the age of 14 and other problems soon came to face. Eventually, my dreams become more focused on…

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