Category: Binge Eating Disorder

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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Obesity & Binge Eating Disorder

Lady frustrated with Obesity The size, weight, and shape of all bodies are different, with no two alike, even if they are both struggling with disordered eating. Even so, research does indicate that there is an association between obesity and binge eating disorder (BED). The Term “Obesity” Obesity is a controversial term these days, with many stating that it [...]
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FDA Approved Medicines for the Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder

Person concerned with Binge Eating Disorder and Diabetes Treating Binge Eating Disorder is not a realm where medication-assisted treatment is common. While medication can support co-occurring disorders, less information is known about whether or not medication specifically treats the eating disorder behavior alone. This has recently changed, as research has begun to find certain medications effective in treating Binge Eating Disorder (BED), specifically. [...]
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Prevalence of Binge Eating Disorder

College social anxiety Binge eating disorder (BED) has only recently gained recognition as an official diagnosis in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic Statistical Manual, 5th Edition (DSM-V). According to the National Eating Disorder Association, BED is a severe, yet treatable eating disorder characterized by: recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food (often very quickly and to the [...]
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