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Binge-Eating Disorder

Clarity Clinic is a haven of understanding and support for individuals seeking to overcome the challenges of binge eating disorder. Our Binge Eating Disorder treatment is thoughtfully designed to provide holistic care, expert guidance, and a pathway to lasting recovery. Led by a team of compassionate therapists and psychiatrists, our binge eating disorder treatment is dedicated to helping you break free from the cycle of binge eating and embrace a life of self-acceptance, well-being, and empowerment.
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Binge-Eating Disorder Defined

Binge-eating disorder is an eating disorder that is distinguished by recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food (often very quickly and to the point of discomfort); a feeling of a loss of control during the binge; experiencing shame, distress, or guilt afterward; and regularly using unhealthy compensatory measures (e.g., purging) to counter the binge eating.

An essential feature of binge-eating disorder is recurrent episodes of binge eating that must occur, on average at least once per week for 3 months. An “episode of binge eating” is defined as eating, in a discrete period of time, an amount of food that is larger than most individuals would eat in a similar period of time under similar circumstances. An indicator of loss of control is the inability to refrain from eating or to stop eating once started. Binge eating can also be planned. Some people describe dissociative quality during or following, binge-eating episodes. People with binge-eating disorders are typically ashamed of their eating habits and do whatever in their power to conceal their symptoms. Binge-eating is not about food but is related to an inability to handle emotional issues healthily.

Binge-eating disorder typically starts in the late teens to early twenties, although it can occur at any age. It is a chronic disease and can last for many years. Like other eating disorders, it is more common in women than men. However, it is the most common type of eating disorder among men. The disorder is more prevalent among individuals seeking weight-loss treatment than in the general population. Binge-eating can be difficult to detect because you can be of normal weight, but that does not mean an individual is not suffering from this disorder. There is an effective treatment that can help you feel better about yourself and adopt healthier eating patterns.

Binge-Eating Disorder Causes

Binge-eating disorder often begins in the late teens, or early ’20s but can occur at any age. The onset of this disorder is often associated with feeling negative about oneself holistically, not just in physical looks. Triggers like availability to binge food, stress, and poor body self-image are aspects that can cause binge-eating disorders. If you have a history of dieting or restricting calories you are more susceptible to developing binge-eating disorder, especially if you have symptoms of depression. If your parents or siblings have or had an eating disorder, you are more at risk for developing a binge-eating disorder, implying it may be an inherited gene.

How to Approach a Loved One About Binge-Eating Disorder

There is no perfect way to approach a loved one that you assume or know is struggling with a binge-eating disorder. It is very common for people to keep their binging a secret because of their shame and embarrassment. Since they may not physically look like they have an eating disorder (unlike anorexia) it can be more difficult to detect. If you notice that a family member or friend has a lack of control when eating, extremely low self-esteem, or eating in secret consider talking to him or her about these issues. Urge them to talk to their doctor. You can not force someone to seek professional care, but you can always offer your support and encouragement. Even though you may not be able to prevent your loved one from developing binge-eating disorder, you can still talk about healthier behavior or treatment options.

Types of Binge-Eating Disorder Treatment

There are effective treatments for binge-eating disorders. The main goal of treatment is to reduce eating binges and achieve healthy eating habits. Other mental health issues may accompany the binge-eating disorder, like depression, so it is necessary to address the emotional and mental components underlying binge eating.

Individual therapy

One goal of psychotherapy is to normalize eating patterns and identify triggers to binge eating. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, specifically enhanced cognitive behavioral therapy, has been shown to help. Cognitive-behavioral therapy will often focus on identifying and altering dysfunctional thought patterns, attitudes, and beliefs, which may trigger and perpetuate the person’s eating habits. Another goal is to help change distorted beliefs and thoughts that maintain unhealthy eating habits. Individual therapy can be very helpful in addressing not only your disordered eating but also your overall emotional health and happiness. The purpose is to address the underlying cognitive and emotional issues that result in binge-eating disorder. Improving interpersonal skills, and how you relate to others, may help reduce binge eating that can be triggered by problematic relationships and unhealthy communication skills.

Dialectical behavior therapy

This form of therapy can teach you behavioral skills that are necessary for regulating emotions, tolerating stress, as well as improving relationships with others.

Personalized Pathways to Recovery: Empowerment Through Healing

Your journey to recovery is unique, and our experienced therapists collaborate closely with you to develop a personalized Binge Eating Disorder treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and goals:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Techniques: Challenge and reframe distorted thoughts and beliefs about food, body image, and self-worth, fostering healthier perspectives.
  • Emotional Resilience: Develop coping strategies to manage emotions, stress, and triggers that contribute to binge eating episodes.
  • Behavioral Interventions: Replace harmful behaviors with positive coping mechanisms, empowering you to navigate challenges with resilience.

Invest in Binge-Eating Disorder Recovery Today

If you're ready to break free from the cycle of binge eating and embrace a life of self-acceptance and well-being, Clarity Clinic is here for you. Our dedicated team is committed to supporting you on your journey toward recovery, self-discovery, and empowerment.

Binge-Eating Disorder Providers

Elizabeth
Elizabeth Black, LCPC
Director of Clinical Therapy- Lakeview
Ryan
Ryan Atkins, PA
Psychiatry
Hannah
Hannah Wychocki, PA-C
PA-C
Gabriella
Gabriella Lerner, PA-C
PA-C
Cyrus
Cyrus Ma, PA-C
PA-C
Kumail
Kumail Hussain, MD
Young Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist
Megan
Megan Becker, PA-C
PA-C
Emma
Emma Arsic, PA-C
PA-C
Paul
Paul Bamberger, PA-C
PA-C
Sankrant
Sankrant Reddy, MD
Psychiatrist
Stephanie
Stephanie Osborne, PA-C
Psychiatry
Ashley
Ashley Seredynski, PA-C
PA-C
Christine
Christine Lantin, PA-C
PA-C
Brittney
Brittney Segoviano, LCPC
Therapist
Bianca
Bianca Miller, LCPC
Therapist
Sudhakar
Sudhakar Shenoy, MD
Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist
Sharon
Sharon Koys, PA-C
PA-C
Sahar
Sahar Eftekhar, DO
General & Addiction Psychiatrist
Rebecca
Rebecca Gilfillan, MD
Psychiatrist
Rebecca
Rebecca Mueller, PA-C
PA-C
Nicole
Nicole Ortiz, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Elana
Elana Horowitz, PA-C
PA-C
Pavan
Pavan Prasad, MD
Psychiatrist
Mariyah
Mariyah Hussain, MD
Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist
Marc
Marc Sandrolini, MD
Psychiatry
Kiran Binal
Kiran Binal Maharaja, MD
Psychiatrist
Katherine
Katherine Evans, LCPC
Therapist
Kalyan
Kalyan Rao, MD
Psychiatrist
Jonathan
Jonathan Kolakowski, MD
Psychiatrist
Judy
Judy Bitzer, LCPC
Therapist
Jessica
Jessica Masbaum, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Ivy
Ivy Poma, PA-C
PA-C
Jeanette
Jeanette Marinier, PA-C
PA-C
Jamie
Jamie Schubert, PA-C
PA-C
Sherita
Sherita Hernton, PA-C
PA-C
Emily
Emily Schaffer, PA-C
PA-C
Emily
Emily Street, PA-C
PA-C
Emily
Emily Shelton, LCPC, LMHC, CADC, CAGCS, CRSS
Therapy
Thomas
Thomas Thurlow, NP
Psychiatry
Savannah
Savannah Sullivan, PA-C
PA-C
Kathryn
Kathryn Ross, PA-C
Psychiatry
Summer
Summer Slininger, PA-C
PA-C
Irena
Irena Markova, PMHNP
Psychiatry
Ravali
Ravali Poreddy, MD
Psychiatrist
Ariella
Ariella Panos, PA-C
PA-C
James
James Ham, PA-C
Psychiatry
Rayna
Rayna Gorstein, PA-C
PA-C
Sierra
Sierra Purcell, PA-C
PA-C
Emily
Emily Hoag, MD
Psychiatrist
Ali
Ali Sheikha, PA-C
PA-C
Grace
Grace Starrs, PA-C
Psychiatry
Cassie
Cassie Donahue, PA-C
Psychiatry
Gayathri
Gayathri Ganesh, PA-C
PA-C
Samuel
Samuel Eckert, PA-C
PA-C
Rafael
Rafael Lopez, MD
Psychiatrist
Nicholas
Nicholas Little, PA-C
PA-C
Scott
Scott Shadrick, PA-C
PA-C
Mira
Mira Ebalo, PA-C
PA-C
Miriam
Miriam Mixon, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Jessica
Jessica Baran, LCPC
Therapy
Justin
Justin Lee, PA-C
PA-C
Jerri
Jerri Ganz, LCSW
Therapy
Heather
Heather Holmes, PA-C
PA-C
Emily
Emily Filip, PA-C
PA-C
Jenna
Jenna Jacobson, PA-C
PA-C
Dane
Dane Davlantis, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Caitlin
Caitlin Daughtry, PA-C
PA-C
Camryn
Camryn Schmidt, PA-C
PA-C
Courtney
Courtney Daly, LPC, CADC
Therapy
Carolyn
Carolyn Klinkert, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Brittany
Brittany Wilson, LPC
Therapy
Alexandra
Alexandra Gregor, PA-C
PA-C
Allegria
Allegria Knouse, PA-C
PA-C
Bakhtawar
Bakhtawar Usman, PA-C
Psychiatry
Alyssa
Alyssa Bobak, PA-C
PA-C

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