Overeating disorder

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What is overeating disorder?

Overeating generally refers to the long-term consumption of excess food in relation to the energy that an organism expends (or expels via excretion), leading to weight gain and often obesity. It may be regarded as an eating disorder.

Common symptoms reported by people with overeating disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with overeating disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Botox)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with overeating disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with overeating disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation dizziness 2 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood blurry vision 14 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
upset stomach
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
rapid weight gain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Botox)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
buzzing vibration sensation itching 3 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with overeating disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has overeating disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 8
30s 20
40s 17
50s 32
60s 14
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 27
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

90% Female
10% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 23
Not Diagnosed 35

These charts show data from overeating disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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