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Causes of Compulsive Eating Disorder


While eating disorders don’t necessarily have a precise cause, there is almost always a huge psychological and emotional component to them. Because compulsive overeaters have a relationship with food in which they spend time thinking about it and desiring it, Compulsive Eating Disorder is different from Binge Eating Disorder. Compulsive overeaters use food as a way to fill an emotional void, or to cope with stress and other problems without having to actually “deal” with them. To compulsive overeaters, food is similar to a drug because it helps ease their mind. Unfortunately, it can spiral out of control very quickly.

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