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Unread June 25th, 2009, 01:25 AM
jpomerantz jpomerantz is offline
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Default CBT for compulsive overeating

Hello, I'm looking for an easily accessible article or book chapter on CBT for compulsive overeating; in the case of this particular client, the eating problem is heavily intertwined with depression (feels very depressed about wieght etc.) but has trouble pinpointing ATs before the eating episodes... reports "feeling better" after eating - but then falls into depressive cognitions regarding weight, lack of self control, etc.
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Unread July 17th, 2009, 11:46 AM
James Pretzer James Pretzer is offline
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Default Re: CBT for compulsive overeating

The following sound promising but I haven't read them myself:
Eating Disorders and Obesity—a Comprehensive Handbook,. 2nd ed, edited by Christopher G Fairburn and Kelly D Brownell
reviewed at:

The Management of Eating Disorders and Obesity, 2nd ed. By Albert J. Stunkard and David Joel Goldstein

The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook
By Carolyn Coker Ross, M.D., MPH

A PowerPoint presentation on Binge Eating can be downloaded at
Does anyone have other suggestions?
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Unread August 2nd, 2009, 04:52 AM
jpomerantz jpomerantz is offline
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Default Re: CBT for compulsive overeating

Thank you so so much for the resources -- the powerpoint looks really good. I really appreciate it
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Unread February 9th, 2010, 09:21 AM
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Default Re: CBT for compulsive overeating

What's important is to stop judging and start accepting! Self acceptance is not easy, and it's not a free pass to do what you want, but it is a way to admit that we can be fallible and that everyone has their own personal value. This is the thing that matters most.
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Unread March 31st, 2010, 07:01 AM
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Default Re: CBT for compulsive overeating

There are several criteria which are associated with people with eating problems. When eating habits are different from an earlier period of a clients life they can present as: -

* Reducing food intake significantly until the caloric intake is so low that the person is starving themselves.
* Continuous thoughts, feelings, and images connected to body shape and image, body weight and their relation to eating itself.
* Deterioration in physical health and well-being due to eating problems (indigestion, stomach acidity, tiredness, fatigue, sleep problem, nervousness etc.)
* Self destructive behaviours connected to the above symptoms: binging and purging (vomiting), use of laxatives, and/or intense and unrelenting exercise regime.

The statistics for eating disorders are that they are often seen in young women and adolescents, with Bulimea Nervosa affecting 2% of young women. Anorexia Nervosa is less common and affects 3 out of every 1000 young women. The predominant sufferers are female and 20% of university and college students are shown to have some symptoms associated with an eating problem.

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Unread June 9th, 2010, 08:35 AM
Carlns Carlns is offline
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Default Re: CBT for compulsive overeating

Compulsive eating disorder is not necessarily a case of depression, but on a lighter side can be associated with a inferior complexity. CBT helps to identify where the real problem lies. Food is considered to give emotional comfort and this results in overeating and as a result of this, the weight-gain starts which accounts to further loss of self-esteem. Now, to escape this feeling, one starts to find a comfort zone and eating is one of them. So, its a viscious circle and how to break out of this, is where the solution lies.
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