Category: Binge Eating Disorder

Is Stress a Trigger for Binge Eating?

walkway into trees There are several different kinds of eating disorders. For the most part, you can tell eating disorders apart based on the different disordered behaviors that someone might do. Binge eating is one example of a disordered behavior that people with different eating disorders might struggle with. It’s often believed that stress triggers binge eating. But [...]
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The Link Between Screen Time and Binge Eating

Family holding hands Contributor: Staff at McCallum Place In today’s world, it’s difficult to get away from screens, with TVs, iPads, computers, video games, and phones all within reach. Experts have long studied the effects of screen time, especially on children, suspecting a link between screen time and poor development. Now, a new study shows an alarming link between [...]
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Treatment for Binge-Eating Disorder

Girl with Hands in Air Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Binge-eating disorder is a type of eating disorder that involves consuming large amounts of food in a short period of time. Those who have binge-eating disorder may eat until they are uncomfortably full, usually to cope with emotional distress and negative emotions. These episodes of bingeing are difficult [...]
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Binge Eating and Emotion-Focused Therapy

Girl looking at mountain with View Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is the most commonly occurring eating disorder in the United States and sadly the most under recognized [1]. Individuals suffering from BED can often feel alone, wondering what is wrong with them and why they cannot stop the constant cycle of binge eating. Due to feeling their behaviors are wrong or [...]
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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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