Bing eating has been identified as a significant issue contributing to concerns of obesity and poor physical and mental health in many people, and investigations of potential treatment methods have been ongoing in an effort to ease and treat symptoms. A research team has recently been reported as testing the viability of self-treatment for binge eating. The study included counseling but focused on participants working with a book to work through their emotional connections to eating. After a year-long period, the study group was found to have a significantly higher success rate than a control group given regular treatment with a nutritionist. The work may help develop new ways to empower binge eaters to take charge of their habits and avoid psychiatric medications.
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