Keep in mind every time you stuff your face with a burger and shake, indulge on pizza with extra cheese, eat fries uncontrollably that excessive junk food will not just sass extra kilos to your belly area but it can lead you towards depression. Having binge eating episodes lead to obesity, which causes depression owing to weight stigma, having a low self-esteem and reduced mobility. However, depression can also lead to obesity. Some tend to engage in emotional binge eating when dealing with rejection or have horrible sleeping patterns, hence turning into a couch potato. People suffering with atypical depression do tend to eat more and the sometimes do in a binge pattern. As a result of increased eating, there is weight gain that leads to further exacerbation of depressive symptoms.
For some people, eating is a stress relief for a brief duration, as it provides distractions from disturbing thoughts. Typical depression is a subtype of major depression and it involves having an increased appetite, gaining weight, excessive sleep, sleepiness, fatigue, mood swings or weakness. The most common reason for depression is neurotransmitter imbalance in the brain, particularly involving norepinephrine and serotonin. Those that suffer from depression and eat in binge patterns to comfort themselves are only comforting themselves for a while. As it becomes a vicious cycle to eat more in order to feel better, it only gets worst.
Biologically and psychologically, eating leads to a release of certain chemicals that lead to relaxation or satisfaction. Besides stress and depression, other reasons for binge eating are loneliness, lack of confidence, hormonal deficiency and family history. Binge eating disorder is defined as excessive uncontrollable eating, following by feelings of guilt and shame. Those with eating disorders form habits that cause a great deal of harm. Though they may exercise, diet or eat excessively, they have fatal or even life threatening consequences, including atypical depression. Women tend to suffer more than men on this front owing to psychological and biological factors. A typical depression is seen two or three times more common in women than men.
Depression is a common illness worldwide, with about 350 million people affected by it. Those that suffer from depression must avoid isolation, substance abuse and unsupervised medicine use. If patients have medical issues, they must seek treatment for those issues. Patients should always seek help and communicate their suffering to close family members so they can help. To prevent self-harm in cases of depression, it is always best to get professional help. Treatment of depression is done by proper psychotherapy and medication. In attempt to control binge eating, try to maintain a healthy lifestyle; get engaged in creative work, avoid alcohol, smoking, junk food and have a balanced diet in intervals.