Not everyone who overeats is depressed. Large amounts of food can also be eaten when a person is happy or might be looking forward to an upcoming event. Food can be an emotional therapist for some and helps in both times of ups and downs. This can be a hard cycle to break but what is even harder for some is acknowledging they are an overeater: it takes courage to admit this type of behavior is happening. For every person who is an overeater or has a different kind of eating disorder, it is okay to admit to yourself you have a problem. This type of problem must be addressed though as it can be detrimental to health if left.