Category: Binge Eating Disorder

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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Feeling Out of Control in Eating

Girl lookinb behind her Feeling a loss of control over eating behaviors is an important symptom that can help distinguish between eating disorder diagnoses. This specific symptom can be incredibly troubling, as the concept of control and either having it or not having it has moral implications in our culture. Many who experience loss-of-control experience increased feelings of shame [...]
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Unique Considerations of Seeking Binge Eating Disorder Treatment in the Military

Balanced meal set on the dinner table In this series’s first two articles, we explored the unique aspects of military members’ experiences related to anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa development and treatment. This final installment will focus on Binge Eating Disorder (BED). The previous articles explored the challenging emphasis on power, control, and perfection in the military subculture as well as how [...]
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DBT vs. CBT in Binge Eating Disorder Treatment

Nature Bridge in Forest Binge eating disorder (BED) is one type of eating disorder. While BED is characterized by bingeing, BED is more than just over-eating sometimes. Everyone over-eats occasionally. Professionals look for certain symptoms to diagnose binge eating disorder. Individuals with BED have emotionally upsetting and continual instances of binge eating that feel out of their control [1]. [...]
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Restaurants and Recovery from Binge Eating Disorder

Two People in a Restaurant Cafe Going to a restaurant while in recovery from Binge Eating Disorder (BED) can be a daunting experience. The challenges presented in an atmosphere where temptation feels high, and control feels low can be so overwhelming that many treatment facilities include restaurant outings as part of their treatment process. Are we making this already large hill into [...]
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Are Foods like Drugs of Abuse: The Science Behind Foods Triggering Binge Eating and Loss of Control

An open book in a library COVID 19 epidemic responses included a stay at home orders, lockdowns, and quarantines. Many people have changed food preferences, abandoned healthy eating, and relapsed into patterns of binge eating and overeating [1]. Our relationship with food is complicated. We describe some foods as comforting or comfort food and others as a form of self-medication [2]. [...]
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