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Robin M. Masheb

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Binge Eating in Veterans

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 1:53 PM

Since returning from Iraq a veteran fights the same battle every night. Once his wife and kids go to sleep, he finds it difficult to control how many chips, cookies and beers he consumes before hiding evidence of this behavior and not falling asleep until long after midnight. The next...

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Binge-or-Treat? Find Out if You Have Binge Eating Disorder

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 4:27 PM

It's the night of Halloween. The kids are tucked away, their overstuffed bags of candy from trick-or-treating sitting out on the kitchen counter next to the bowl of leftover goodies. For people with the little understood and under-treated condition of binge eating disorder, this is when the pretend frights of...

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When Religion and Dieting Collide: What Did You Give Up for Lent?

(1) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 9:33 AM

What did you give up for Lent? Chocolate or ice cream? Or perhaps some other high-fat, high-sugar, and relatively high-calorie "forbidden food?" For overweight people struggling with eating disorders, an important aspect of treatment involves incorporating small amounts of "forbidden foods" into one's diet on a regular basis. The rationale...

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