Eating - binge; Overeating - compulsive; Compulsive overeating
Call your health care provider if you think you might have a pattern of binge eating or bulimia.
The health care provider will perform a physical exam and ask questions about your eating patterns and symptoms.
Blood tests may be done.
Medication is usually not needed for this disorder. However, your doctor may prescribe antidepressants if you are anxious or depressed.
Talk therapy is often recommended. Individual, group, family, and behavioral therapy may help.
Biofeedback training may also be recommended.
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