Tag Archives: Binge Eating Disorder

How Do I Know if My Young Child is Binging?

Child struggling with ARFID Children tend to go through phases as they grow and develop. Often, an increase in eating typically means that they are growing in some way. For some children, eating becomes a coping mechanism to manage heightened emotions, struggles at school or home, and other issues that they are unsure how to manage. For some children, [...]
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Get Through Holiday Parties Without Restricting or Bingeing

Holiday parties Holiday celebrations and events typically mean an excess of food and treats that are usually found at this time of year. Often many individuals struggling with an eating disorder may find it difficult to fight off urges to restrict or binge. When working eating disorder recovery, learning to combat urges with coping skills and tools [...]
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Know When to Get Help During a Severe Eating Disorder Relapse

Woman struggling with severe relapse Recovery can take practice and patience over several years of mindfulness, practicing coping skills, and treatment. Both care and aftercare are essential for gaining an eating disorder free life. How to Know if You Are in a Severe Relapse First, know that relapses happen at a progressive rate. You may feel that things are going [...]
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4 Common Misconceptions about Binge Eating Disorder

Woman sitting down next to a lake Contributed by Dr. Kate Craigen – Clinical Director of Binge Eating and Bariatric Support Services at Walden Behavioral Care Although binge eating disorder was officially added to the DSM-5 in 2013 [1], thousands (if not millions) of people have struggled with this disorder for decades. In what may come as a surprise, binge eating disorder [...]
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BED and Depression: The Dangers of Self-Medicating with Food

College girl smiling into the camera Depression commonly occurs alongside those struggling with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and the combination of the two can have long-standing consequences. Researchers and clinicians have explored the relationship between both disorders, looking at causality, directionality, and symptomology, and have found that binge eating often develops as an avoidant coping mechanism that distracts from feelings of [...]
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Finding Your Motivation for Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

Woman taking a break from international research Contributor: Lauren Klancic, MAT, Eating Disorder Specialist at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Anorexia and bulimia have always been the two heavy hitters in the world of eating disorders. In fact, Binge eating disorder (BED) was not officially recognized as a legitimate diagnosis until the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental [...]
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Specialized Programs for Long-Term BED Recovery

Girl thinking about her goals for the day in Bulimia Recovery Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is classified as “recurrent binge eating accompanied by the feeling of loss of control over eating without regular compensatory behavior [1].” As of the DSM-V, BED is its own eating disorder category, a change most likely made due to its extreme prevalence as the most common eating disorder, which affects up [...]
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