The impulse to “blame” is in every one of us. The need to hold someone or something responsible for a negative outcome almost feels like it’s a part of our DNA. It’s very rare to run into somebody that takes full responsibility for his or her actions. Following that same line of thinking, sometimes the “blaming” goes overboard. Sure, it’s ok to take responsibility for our actions, but a lot of times we can really over-internalize things. Some things aren’t our fault, so knowing when to turn the “blame” off is important to our overall mental health.
In a recent study done by Kelly Klump, a psychology professor at Michigan State University and Sarah Racine, a psychology professor at Ohio State, found that something called “negative urgency” may be responsible for behaviors in connection with binge eating and how it may be brought on by depression. Their latest study was published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.