If you compulsively overeat you may feel embarrassment, guilt, and shame. If you use food to punish yourself or cope with negative feelings, you may need binge eating disorder treatment. With high-quality, accredited treatment you can regain control of your life. Learn how to improve your self-image for a healthier lifestyle today.
How Binge Eating Begins
There are many factors that influence the development of a Binge Eating Disorder. Your biology, including hormone imbalances, genetic mutations, and other abnormalities may predispose you to unhealthy eating habits. Additionally, low self-esteem, poor body image, depression, or anxiety increase the likelihood of developing the disorder. Social issues like peer pressure, sexual abuse, and media influence could contribute to a binge eating disorder as well.
Signs You May Have a Binge Eating Disorder
Unfortunately, binge eating leads to embarrassment and shame. You may try to hide your symptoms, but your loved ones may already notice them. The signs you may have a binge eating disorder include:
- Eating despite being full
- No control over what you eat or when you stop eating
- Stockpiling food for secret eating
- Gorging when alone
- Eating food to relieve stress or anxiety
- Empty feeling while bingeing
- Lack of satisfaction from food
There are many physical and psychological problems leading to binge eating. These include heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, and gallbladder disease. Muscle and joint pain is common in binge eaters, as are digestive problems, depression, and anxiety. Weight gain may also occur.
Binge Eating Disorder Treatment
Binge eating disorder treatment involves a variety of methods. You’ll receive treatment from psychiatrists, mental health therapists, and nutritionists who help you address and overcome the disorder.
Binge eating treatment focuses on the issues which motivate your binge eating. These may include poor eating habits, depression, anxiety, child abuse, or unresolved trauma.
Because your binging is likely emotional, learning to cope with these triggers is crucial. Your eating disorder treatment will teach you emotional self-care, and healthy eating skills. Specific therapeutic approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). Binge eating disorder treatment involves group therapy participation, support groups, and individual counseling as well.
Accredited Binge Eating Disorder Treatment
Steps to Recovery in Levittown, Pennsylvania provides accredited treatment for binge eating disorders. We believe family participation is important. Therefore, loved ones engage in therapy, support, and education to address the causes of binge eating. These sessions help family members heal while teaching them to support their relative’s recovery.
The root of your eating disorder may be a co-occurring condition. Professionals treat both mental illness and binge eating which often leads to successful recovery. While you undergo the pre-admissions process, we’ll identify any co-occurring conditions which require dual diagnosis treatment. Our compassionate staff will then choose an individualized treatment plan that’s right for you.
The programs we offer include:
- Partial hospitalization (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient (IOP)
- Sober living
Recovery from binge eating is always possible. You can put an end to your struggles by calling Steps to Recovery at 267.719.8528 today.