Our expert says:
Eating Disorders Expert
It sounds like you are describing bingeing - or what is called binge eating disorder. I cannot make a diagnosis online, but it sound like you are describing the way in which eating excessively serves as a soothing to emotional difficulties. Are you struggling with feelings like anger, sadness, loneliness, fear? It is important that you can identify the emotion that is triggering the self-soothing eating behaviour. This is similar to where excessive alcohol is often used to smooth over and sooth away emotional pain. Does this make sense? Share more.
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