So I was watching something today, and I saw a listing for a mental disorder called B.E.D, Binge Eating Disorder. They featured people who were sharing their stories about how they could not control the desire to eat.
I binge eat, it has made me fat, and I know this. However, I have a hard time accepting this as a mental disorder. My background in the military, and in training, and life in general makes me a firm believer in dedication and discipline overcoming everything. However, if I can accept anorexia, and bulimia as mental disorders, why not B.E.D? Perhaps it is because I am very hard on myself, and refuse to accept what I perceive as weakness.
In today’s society, I have found that the medical community tries to medicate us for everything. That’s not to say that this isn’t a proper disorder as there is plenty of evidence to back the claims. However, I don’t always trust the medical community. I have always opted to try and do things without medication.
Even when I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, and ended up in the hospital, I didn’t want to become a slave to those pills. I tried to do it with diet and exercise, but I had to accept that I needed the medication.
Would you be willing to ingest pills into your body, without knowing what they can really do to you? I try my best to avoid it, but as is evident by my blood pressure situation, sometimes it is necessary. Perhaps this is also the case for binge eating disorder?
What do you guys think about Binge eating disorder? Personally I am very skeptical, and I must be honest and say that I have a difficult time in accepting this as a mental illness. Hell, what do I know though. I have done reading on the topic, but not enough to consider myself an expert.
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