Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Treating overeating & weight gain - a weekend for professionals by Beyond Chocolate

Counselling directory

Sophie Boss

tel: 07904125997

Event Date: 12/11/2011

Audience: Counsellors and Psychotherapists

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How long do you think you think treatments/therapies should last?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011



Summry-A behavioral treatment for overeating, utilizing operant and respondent conditioning techniques. is described. To date, all eight patients with whom this treatment has been employed have been suazssfully treated and no negative secondary reactions have been observed.

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Do you think that we should use behavioural therapy or cognitive behavioural therapy for compulsive overeating?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Compulsive Eating: A Large Topic


As we mentioned before, the definitions of compulsive eating, compulsive overeating, and binge eating are a bit slippery, depending on whom you ask. One clue to the problem is the nature of the food in which people tend to overindulge.

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What do you think is the impact of evolution on the development of compulsive overeating?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Binge Eating & Compulsive Overeating Workbook: An Integrated Approach to Eating Disorders

By Carolyn Coker Ross

Introduction: Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and Compulsive Overeating (CO) are problems that affects millions of people. If you have fought to stop bingeing or overeating, if you have a struggle to cope with the emotions that accompany these behaviours, this workbook will help you.

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Do you know of any book or research that discuss the various techniques and therapies to help those suffering from binge eating and compulsive overeating?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Holidays Can Be Perilous for Compulsive Overeaters

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on November 8, 2010

The joy of the holiday season is often undercut by the stress of dealing with extended family, increased commitments and celebratory occasions.

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What do you think has the biggest impact on those with ED during the holidays? Is it the extra food, the family ?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Online compulsive overeating counseling


Online compulsive overeating counseling is one way that a person can seek help for a food addiction problem that actually grips many people who may be obese or may have a nearly normal weight. Compulsive overeating has a number of different components to it, including binging, a sometimes secretive food life, guilt, depression and for many, a feeling of being trapped in a never ending cycle of self loathing and helplessness.

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Internet is very popular theses days. Where can people find help online?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

7 Signs of Compulsive Overeating

Casa Palmera

Compulsive overeating is a serious eating disorder that is distinguished by an obsessive or compulsive relationship to food. Common signs of compulsive overeating are: * Binge eating, or not being able to control eating even when not hungry.
* Eating faster than normal.

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What additional signs could we add to this list?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Compulsive Eating Shares Addictive Biochemical Mechanism With Cocaine, Heroin Abuse, Study Shows

ScienceDaily (Mar. 28, 2010) — In a newly published study, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have shown for the first time that the same molecular mechanisms that drive people into drug addiction are behind the compulsion to overeat, pushing people into obesity.

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Considering that the same mechanism seems to exist do you think we should use the same type of therapy and techniques?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Research Examines Vicious Cycle of Overeating and Obesity

ScienceDaily (Sep. 29, 2010) — New research provides evidence of the vicious cycle created when an obese individual overeats to compensate for reduced pleasure from food.

Obese individuals have fewer pleasure receptors and overeat to compensate, according to a study by University of Texas at Austin senior research fellow and Oregon Research Institute senior scientist Eric Stice and his colleagues published in The Journal of Neuroscience.

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Do you know of any research in the neuroscience domain that encompasses ED?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Woman Vs. Food: Inside Overeaters Anonymous

The bread basket, a can of frosting, sprinkles by the spoonful — Arianne Cohen was powerless over her food cravings. So she headed to Overeaters Anonymous. But was food "abstinence" the answer?

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What are some of the advantages of an anonymous group?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Health Tip: Understanding Compulsive Overeating

ABC News
By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) - Compulsive overeating occurs when a person uncontrollably binges on large amounts of food. The affected person usually is overcome with feelings of guilt and shame.

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Do you think that we can have a compulsive overeater without the purging?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Thing About Compulsive Overeating

Childhood Obesity News

The thing about compulsive overeating is, there are a lot of things about it. It’s a very hefty subject with many fascinating areas of inquiry. For women, the hormones involved in the monthly cycle are implicated as compulsive-eating triggers. But males can be compulsive eaters, too — what’s up with that?

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What type of physiological factors do you think can influence the development of an ED?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Abundant Food Choices May Overwhelm Brain, Reinforce Overeating, UF Researchers Say


Authorities in the field of food addiction at the University of Florida say new research indicates that overeating and obesity problems might be effectively tackled if people would limit their food choices.

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do you think variety in choices can be damaging to ones healthy eating habits?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Two Forms of Compulsive Consumption: Comorbidity of Compulsive Buying and Binge Eating

Ronald J. Faber, Gary A. Christenson, Martina de Zwaan and James Mitchell

Several authors have articulated the need for broader theories or models to account for multiple forms of compulsive or addictive consumption. Development of these broader theories requires more information regarding the overlap and interrelationship of specific consumption disorders.

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Do you have any ideas on how we can help those with compulsive consumption?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Compulsive Overeating and How to Stop It

A former FDA commissioner explains why people overeat -- and how to end poor eating habits.
By WebMD Feature Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD

Does the ice cream in the freezer keep calling your name? Can't resist a jumbo bucket of popcorn at the movies?

Powerful forces you don't recognize may be driving you to overeat, according to a new book by former FDA Commissioner David Kessler, MD. The culprits: fat, salt, sugar, and brain chemistry.

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What type of tips can you give people in order for them not to let compulsive overeating become out of hand? How do you say no?