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Compulsive Overeating

Also known as being a 'Food Addict'. Do you think this is a disease/addiction like any other (smoking, drugs, alcohol)? Do you think it should be treated the same?

Any other thoughts on the topic are welcome, thank you!

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RJsMom116

Asked by RJsMom116 at 10:02 AM on Apr. 13, 2011 in Health

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  • of course it's a addiction , and it is treated as a drug addiction , in therapy , inpatient and out patient
    letstalk747

    Answer by letstalk747 at 10:06 AM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • It's an addiction, and in most cases is treated as such.
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 10:08 AM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • well i dont know much about this subject but in my opinion, i think it can be handled if they believe something bad can really happen to them. a person can eat 3-4 fast food items a day and not think that a heart attack will ever happen to them. IF they went through it one day and had the actual heart attack it would be most likely they wouldnt want t to do have one again so they DO need help to quit if they want to lead a healthy lifestyle. i really do think its an addiction that someone needs to overcome with help just like what you had mentioned...drugs and alcohol.

    overeating is an addiction just like over exercising can be.
    americansugar80

    Answer by americansugar80 at 10:13 AM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • It's an addiction that is not illegal but it's still bad for you and should be addressed as an addiction.
    mrs.coop

    Answer by mrs.coop at 10:16 AM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • I think it is an addiction like all the others. I believe that there is a chemical inbalance that causes this. It is so important for your health and life to talk to your doctor about this issue. There are treatments for this just as any other addiction.
    Kelly502

    Answer by Kelly502 at 10:19 AM on Apr. 13, 2011

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