Are you eating your feelings?

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Sudeepta Varma, MD
Psychiatry
Many people have difficulty expressing their emotions, and they may turn to food as a way to cope with their feelings. In this video, psychiatrist Sudeepta Varma, MD, explains the concept of emotional eating, and if you may be eating your feelings.

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