Getting in a good laugh can make your whole day better! But, did you know that it can actually improve your health?
The public, generally understands mental illness less than physical illness. Most people know that obesity can be cured by closely monitoring your diet and getting more exercise, or that AIDS is chronic, but treatable. But when it comes to psychological health, sometimes it's difficult to grasp what we are dealing with.
Binge eating disorder (BED) is also known as compulsive overeating. This is characterized by consuming large amounts of food, in a small period of time, while feeling unable to stop or control the behavior. Binge eating episodes usually occur a minimum of twice per week for longer than six months. It often leads to the development of weight gain, which can indirectly reinforce further compulsive eating.