Abstract of main article: There is a difference between people with an eating disorder an those without. Normally people are in contact with their physical feelings of hunger and satisfaction. In contrast, people with eating disorders don't feel the body signals for hunger and satisfaction, or they don't listen to these signals.

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Sources list for:
"Comfort by Eating (or by Starving)"

  1. The Etiology and Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa, by Johnson, Craig and Connors, Mary E.,1987. Basic Books, New York.
  2. Eating Disorders, Obesity, Anorexia Nervosa and the Person Within, by Hilde Bruch (1973) Basic Books, New York.
  3. The Influence of Psychological Variables in Obesity, by Striegel-Moore and Rodin. In Handbook of Eating Disorders, edited by Kelly D. Brosnell and John P. Foreyt, Basic Books, New York 1986.
  4. The personal experience of Gunborg Palme, certified psychologist and certified psychotherapist, teacher and tutor in psychotherapy.
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