Binge eating disorder happens when a person tends to overeat. It is generally accompanied with a feeling of being out of control. There are certain myths associated with it. Some of the most common myths are that it is yet to be treated and also that it is misinterpreted as bulimia. Here are some of the myths often perceived by many people.
Binge eating is not a real disorder.
There are many people who presume that binge eating disorder is not real and should not be considered serious. The myth that binge eating is not a genuine disorder however holds no authenticity. On the contrary, binge eating is very much an actual disorder which has been listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The evidence does not support the misconception that people customarily use it as a pretext to continue eating. In fact, the magazine categorized binge eating as one which should not be avoided.
Binge eating suffers lack willpower.
This is another widely spread mistaken belief that people diagnosed with binge eating lack or do not have willpower to control their compulsions. Whereas, several binge eaters may be found highly determined and focused in life, pertaining to their personal as well as professional lives. Not many people would realize but binge eating disorder induces people to eat more as seamlessly as alcoholism compels people to drink. Although there is no strong evidential support to it, the disorder has been believed to trigger certain regions of the brain, just exactly the way heroin or cocaine provokes specific brain regions in substance abusers.