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Compulsive eating disorder is one of the most common eating disorders in Americans. Also referred to as binge eating disorder, it is characterized by episodes in which a person eats excessive amounts of food, even when not hungry. The exact causes are currently unknown. Once the disease is recognized, treatment options for compulsive eating disorder include cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and drug therapy.
 
(For more info, click Compulsive Eating Disorder. This article talks about different theories on what causes the disorder, related complications, and possible signs.)
 
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