What is Binge Eating Disorder?
Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is a serious eating disorder characterized by a disordered relationship with nourishment where large amounts of food are consumed within a short period, accompanied by emotions of disgust, shame, and loss of control. Feelings of guilt and a need for isolation during meal times are highly prevalent in people with BED. Binge eating often occurs at times of stress, anger, or depression and can be used as a way to cope with challenging emotions. Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is commonly known by compulsive overeating or consuming abnormal amounts of food while feeling unable to stop and at loss of control. Binge eating episodes are typically classified as occurring on average a minimum of twice per week for a duration of six months.
How We Treat
Due to the secretive nature of BED, out treatment seeks to unveil the client’s environmental, contextual, and psychological underpinnings of binge eating. We facilitate our clients’ healing process by helping diminish the shame and guilt surrounding BED. Additionally, we guide them toward destigmatizing the isolative nature of the disorder by encouraging community and relationship wellness.