What is binge eating disorder?
It may be difficult to know if you need binge eating disorder treatment. Also known as compulsive eating, binge eating disorder involves recurrent episodes of binge eating, characterized by eating large amounts of food, often quickly, and a sense of loss of control over eating behaviors.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition states that these binge eating episodes are associated with three or more of the following:
These are also additional criteria:
Signs and Symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder
Symptoms of binge eating disorder can often be hard to notice, but they include emotional, behavioral, and physical signs such as:
Emotional and behavioral
Health Consequences of Binge Eating Disorder
Just over two-thirds of individuals with binge eating disorder are labelled as clinical obese, but many of those who struggle with the disorder are of normal or higher-than-average weight. Binge eating disorder can be diagnosed at any weight and it can lead to severe health consequences if left untreated. Individuals could experience any of the following:
If you or a loved one is suffering from an eating disorder, we can help you get your lives back on track.
How We Treat
At the Toledo Center, our clinicians customize a treatment plan to meet the specific needs of individuals with binge eating disorder. Individual and group therapies include treatment modalities such as:
Our treatment program offers a comprehensive spectrum of services for treating eating disorders and co-occurring conditions such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, OCD, and trauma. The levels of care we provide help to target the needs of our clients.