When Eating is Out-of-Control

What is Binge Eating Disorder (BED)?   Individuals with binge eating disorder (BED) engage in binge eating, but in contrast to people with bulimia nervosa (BN) they do not regularly use inappropriate compensatory weight control behaviors such as fasting or purging to lose weight. Binge eating, by definition, is eating that is characterized by rapid consumption […]

Anorexia & Bulimia

What Are Eating Disorders? An eating disorder is marked by extremes. It is present when a person experiences severe disturbances in eating behavior, such as extreme reduction of food intake or extreme overeating, or feelings of extreme distress or concern about body weight or shape. A person with an eating disorder may have started out […]

The Hidden Life of Bulimia

Bulimia nervosa is characterized by recurrent and frequent episodes of eating unusually large amounts of food (e.g., binge-eating), and feeling a lack of control over the eating. This binge-eating is followed by a type of behavior that compensates for the binge, such as purging (e.g., vomiting, excessive use of laxatives or diuretics), fasting and/or excessive […]

24/7 Crisis Lines

List of Hotlines–1-800 Phone Numbers In general, hotlines have three things in common: 1) they are available to call 24/7 2) they are 100% confidential 3) they are free Here’s a list of hotlines that may help you in whatever situation you find yourself in: Dial 911 for an emergency Christian Counseling Services-General New Life […]