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.
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.