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Posted by: | 2018/11/14

Excessive eating

i can not stop eating! even when i am not hungry i want to eat! This is a serious problem, what must i do??? PLEASE help!!!

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- 2018/11/15

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.
Regards,
Graham

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