What Is Binge Eating Disorder?
Overview of Binge Eating Disorder
- Eating more rapidly than normal
- Eating until uncomfortably full
- Feeling disgusted, depressed, or guilty after overeating
- Eating large amounts of food when not physically hungry
- Eating alone due to embarrassment about the quantity of food being consumed
- Apparent, marked distress regarding binge eating
- Binge eating occurs at least once a week for three months
- Binge eating isn’t associated with recurrent use of inappropriate, compensatory behavior, nor does it occur with anorexia or bulimia
Various factors can contribute to the development of eating disorders like binge eating disorder including, but not limited to, societal pressures, neurobiology, trauma histories, family dynamics, and high levels of stress. One motivator of binge eating disorder is so the individual can control something that no one else can.
Signs and Symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder
Health Consequences of Binge Eating Disorder
How We Treat Binge Eating Disorder
At Magnolia Creek, our therapeutic environment is designed to provide a whole-person approach to treating eating disorders. Our therapists help binge eating disorder patients explore the issues and experiences related to their eating disorders and challenge the thoughts and binge eating behaviors that prevent them from living their life fully using different types of behavioral therapy. To ensure the best chance of eating disorder recovery, our staff works with each client and their family to create an individualized care plan that meets their psychological, medical, nutritional, spiritual, and relational needs. Treating binge eating disorder at Magnolia Creek includes utilizing various types of behavioral therapy like the following:
We help our binge eating disorder patients reduce their binge eating behaviors using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other types of behavioral therapy. Utilizing nutrition therapy, our clinicians help clients establish healthier eating habits and rebalance their relationship with food.
Our Binge Eating Disorder Treatment Programs
- Adult Residential Treatment Program: In an environment that allows clients to restore their physical and psychological health, our residential program helps adult clients (ages 18 and older) build a foundation for eating disorder recovery. Each client participates in various types of eating disorder treatment including individual therapy, group therapy, and experiential therapy, all set within our serene and expansive campus.
- Adolescent and Teen Residential Treatment Program: Offering teen-specific components that adhere to the same clinical standards as our adult programming, adolescent girls (ages 12 to 17), work with specialized eating disorder staff during treatment. The program includes a separate cottage for living and treatment, a robust family therapy program, licensed teachers who interact with local school systems, and approachable menus.
- Adult Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): Also known as day treatment, in our PHP adult clients (ages 18 and older) continue to receive feedback and support as they recover from eating disorders, gain confidence, and transition out of treatment. Our partial hospitalization program helps clients achieve independence as they work with their therapists to practice learned skills when faced with real-world challenges.