Specializing in eating disorders, depression and anxiety

Compulsive Overeating Disorder

Compulsive overeating disorder is characterized by an addiction to food, a symptom common to people with bulimia. However, bulimia and compulsive overeating disorder should not be mistaken as one illness because these are two distinct entities. People suffering from compulsive overeating disorder have an addiction to food and usually use food as a solution to several emotional problems they encounter.

As a result, people with this eating disorder tend to be overweight and are at higher risk for heart attack, high blood pressure, and cholesterol, kidney failure or disease, arthritis and bone deterioration as well as stroke. These are diseases that are known as leading causes of death in people with compulsive overeating disorders as evidenced by several studies and surveys.

Contact a Compulsive Overeating Therapist in Boca Raton

If you or someone you care about are concerned about the possibility of having an eating disorder such compulsive overeating, or if other forms of treatment haven’t been successful, contact Dr Friedman at 561-699-3915. It may be a life changing phone call.

Other Resources

National Eating Disorders Association

Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA)

Academy for Eating Disorders