Category: Binge Eating Disorder

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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Binge Eating Disorder & Processing Emotion

Nature Railroad Tracks into Stormy Clouds Binge eating disorder (BED) is a severe, life-threatening, and treatable eating disorder. BED is the most common eating disorder in the United States. In fact, it is three times more common than anorexia and bulimia combined. BED is defined as recurrent episodes of binge eating, where an individual objectively eats large amounts of food with [...]
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Binge Eating Disorder & Co-Occurring Issues

Woman struggling with grief and antidepressant withdrawal It is common for eating disorders to occur alongside existing mental health diagnoses. When this happens, we refer to the disorders as co-occurring. 79% of individuals diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) have been to struggle with a co-occurring disorder [1], in particular, mood disorders, such as major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar disorder, and substance [...]
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Binge Eating Disorder

Lady working with therapist with Body Awareness Therapy For those outside of the mental health realm, the term Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) may sound completely foreign. However, within the behavioral health world, it is a must-know word and method of treatment. What is CBT? Cognitive Behavior Therapy was developed by Dr. Aaron Beck in the 1960s. Through his work and research, Beck noticed [...]
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A Therapist’s View on What Doctors Should Know about Binge Eating Disorder Treatment

Summer music treatment The Basics of Binge Eating Disorder It may be shocking to learn that many medical professionals have little to no education in eating disorders. Few doctoral programs require a class in these disorders. Therefore, they are often taught at a service level as a small part of other coursework. With Binge Eating Disorder Treatment only [...]
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