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Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder (BED) is a diagnosable eating disorder and is more common than its counterparts, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, combined.   People who meet diagnostic criteria for BED experience frequent and recurrent episodes of binge eating.  To meet the criteria for a diagnosis of BED, an episode of binge eating must include both of the following and these episodes must occur at least once per week for three months or more.

 

 

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Eating, in a discrete period of time (e.g., within any 2-hour period), an amount of food that is definitely larger than most people would eat in a similar period of time under similar circumstances.

The sense of lack of control over eating during the episode (e.g., a feeling that one cannot stop eating or

control what or how much one is eating).

ADDITIONAL SYMPTOMS

BEHAVIORAL SYMPTOMS 

  • Feeling unable to control what or how much you are eating

  • Eating much more rapidly than what is considered normal

  • Eating even when you aren't hungry 

  • Eating until you feel uncomfortably full or sick

  • Hiding or stocking up on food, to eat later in secret

  • Eating normally around others, but excessively when you are alone

  • Eating continuously throughout the day, with no planned mealtimes

EMOTIONAL SYMPTOMS

  • Feeling tension, that is only relieved by eating

  • Embarrassment over how much you are eating

  • Feeling disconnected while bingeing, like you are not really there or you are on auto-pilot

  • Never feeling satisfied, no matter how much you eat

  • Feeling guilty, ashamed, disgusted, or depressed after bingeing

  • Desperation to control weight and eating habits

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Individual, couple, and family therapy to help guide you on your path to recovery.

COUNSELING &

PSYCHOTHERAPY

To develop a clear picture of your needs and create a plan for appropriate treatment.

ASSESSMENT & 

TREATMENT PLANNING

Designed to help you get to the root of your concerns.

BREAKTHROUGH

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