Treatment for Binge Eating Disorder

Treatment for Binge Eating Disorder
Treatment for Binge Eating Disorder 2018-07-12T19:26:14+00:00

Binge eating disorder is more common than you may realize, and can have a serious impact on physical and mental health. Patients could develop high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea, fatigue and joint pain. Patients may also struggle with feeling out of control, stressed, guilty, and ashamed.

With support from EDCare, patients can get their life back. We have helped many patients find long-term success with recovery from binge eating disorder. Our proven treatment approach delivers evidence-based care to binge eating disorder patients, giving them the best chance for a successful recovery. It’s unique in its highly personalized and holistic approach that helps patients regain health through Connection, Acceptance, Mindfulness, a Sense of Self, and Action – the foundations of true empowerment.

Patients thrive when they connect with others going through the same experience in a supportive environment. Call us at (866) 771-0861 and start your journey to recovery.

Symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder

People with binge eating disorder have repeated episodes of consuming large quantities of food. They may feel distressed, guilty and ashamed after an episode, and as though they have no control. People with binge eating disorder don’t regularly use unhealthy compensatory measures to counteract the effects, unlike those suffering from other eating disorders like bulimia nervosa.

Binge Eating Disorder episodes usually involve:

• Eating fast, often to the point where patients are uncomfortably full

• Eating a lot even when they’re not hungry

• Eating while they’re feeling as if they have no control

• Significant distress

• Guilt and/or depression

Get Control over Binge Eating

We offer a program that helps patients stop binge eating episodes and establish healthier patterns. They improve their attitudes about weight and shape, and establish meaningful goals beyond weight. As a Partial Hospitalization Program, the Binge Eating Disorder Treatment Program includes therapy and therapeutic activities, ten hours a day, seven days a week, with shortened schedules on weekends. Local patients return home each day after the program. Local patients may return home after program or, along with female patients from out of town, may stay at our Connections House. We can also assist with finding affordable local housing options for male patients attending EDCare.

Patients in the Binge Eating Disorder Program discover and fine-tune their most important values as they learn and practice new skills. They participate in both individual and group psychotherapy that includes cognitive, behavioral, acceptance and commitment therapies. If we uncover any associated psychiatric conditions, those are of course treated as well, with medication used as necessary.

Our proven, multifaceted approach to treating binge eating disorder also includes participation in art therapy and nutrition groups, which include cooking classes that foster new, healthier eating habits. We also offer group therapies, and while these are not meant to replace a higher care standard, we’ve found that patients thrive when they connect with others going through the same experience in a supportive environment.

When patients complete the program, they transition to our Intensive Outpatient Program (with an Evening Program option). They start spending time away from EDCare while still working with their treatment team and receiving support for a successful recovery. In these programs, Patients participate in their regular day-to-day responsibilities while they learn and incorporate new skills.

Recovery is Possible

At EDCare, we know recovery from binge eating disorder is possible. We have seen great results from our evidence-based 10-week program that demonstrates patients can leave the center on a path to recovery. They stay connected to EDCare whenever needed through our comprehensive Outpatient Treatment Program, and we support the long-term maintenance of the recovery skills they learn here.

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Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Track

This specialized track helps patients learn and practice new skills.

Binge Eating Disorder Track treatment goals:
  • Stop Binge Eating
  • Improve attitudes about shape and weight
  • Prevent weight gain and establish healthy eating patterns
  • Establish goals distinct from weight goals
  • Assess and clarify values
  • Treat associated psychiatric impairment
EDCare Treatment Strategies

Psychotherapy takes place in individual and group sessions to teach the patient how to exchange unhealthy habits for healthy ones, and interrupt binge episodes.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Normalizing intake styles and enhancing hunger and satiety cues
  • Medication as Indicated
Group Program
  • Connections
  • Small Process Group
  • Health & Wellness
  • Grief & Loss
  • Sensing the Self
  • Trauma
  • Spirituality
  • Mindfulness
  • DBT
  • Addictions
  • Psychodrama
  • Multi-Family
Recovery is possible

At EDCare, we believe that recovery from Binge Eating Disorder is possible. We strive to normalize eating and explore the insights necessary to make changes to recover from Binge Eating Disorder. Our results so far demonstrate the patients we have treated can leave our center on a path to recovery.