Category: Binge Eating Disorder

Postpartum Depression & Binge Eating Disorder

Heart with Kids Postpartum depression (PPD) is a common problem that people may experience after giving birth. In fact, 1 in 9 women experience this condition after pregnancy [1]. Even though anyone can develop PPD, people who have a history of binge eating disorder (BED) are more at risk for experiencing PPD [2]. What is Postpartum Depression? Postpartum [...]
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Hunger & Food Insecurity Can Lead to Binge-Eating Disorder

Contributor: Staff at Carolina House Of the many eating disorder risk factors, not having enough food probably doesn’t come to mind. But having limited access to food, known as food insecurity, can do significant harm to a person’s overall health and nutrition. Understanding Food Insecurity Feed America describes food insecurity as “a lack of consistent [...]
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Why JCAHO Accreditation Matters in Eating Disorder Treatment

Support System The Joint Commission (JCAHO) is a professional health-care group that evaluates healthcare centers on the quality of care they provide [1]. JCAHO has standards for healthcare centers that are required for accreditation. JCAHO’s standards are based on patient safety and quality of care [1]. JCAHO Standards for Eating Disorder Treatment For an eating disorder treatment [...]
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Curbing Impulsive Eating in Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder (BED) wasn’t recognized as an official disorder until the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in 2013. At this time, the DSM-5 characterized BED as “recurrent episodes of binge eating,” which involves “eating, in a discrete period of time, an amount of food that is definitely larger [...]
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Life Transitions While Maintaining Recovery from Binge Eating Disorder

Woman using yoga therapy There is a wide range of eating disorder symptoms. Each disordered behavior can cause emotional and physical harm, including Binge Eating Disorder (BED). BED is an eating disorder characterized by a pattern of binging that occurs at least once a week for three months or more [1]. Binges are more significant than over-eating. Everyone eats [...]
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Emotion-Focused Therapy for BED

Woman holding a rose Binge eating disorder (BED) is the most prevalent of all eating disorders, affecting approximately 2.5 to 4.5 percent of females and 1.0 to 3.0 percent of males worldwide [1]. Primary symptoms of BED include recurring episodes of binge eating, feeling a loss of control during the binge, and not engaging in unhealthy, compensatory behaviors (purge [...]
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Eating, Anxiety, Depression, Thoughts and Binge Eating Disorder

African American Black Woman in Blue Sweater While experts know that binge eating disorder (BED) is a severe eating disorder characterized by episodes of binge eating (eating a large amount of food in a short period of time) followed by negative feelings and emotions, very little research has explored the underlying psychopathological elements causing these binge eating behaviors. In other words, the [...]
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Long Term & Short Term Consequences of Binge Eating Disorder

Girl lookinb behind her Concerned you or a loved one may have binge eating disorder (BED)? BED is a serious eating disorder that can have both short-term and long-term consequences on a person’s physical and psychological health. What is Binge Eating Disorder? BED is a severe, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by recurring binge eating episodes. What is a [...]
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