Binge Eating Disorder
They lose control over their eating. Periods of binge eating are not followed by purging, excessive exercise or fasting. Usually they are overweight or obese.
Binge Eating Disorder Symptoms:
- Eating unusually large amounts of food in a specific amount
- Eating even when they’re full or not hungry
- Eating fast during binge episode
- Eating until you’re uncontrollably full
- Eating alone or in secret to avoid embarrassment
- Feeling ashamed or guilty about your eating
- Frequently dieting
- Binge eating at least once a week for at least 3 months
- Feeling distressed, ashamed, or guilty about your eating
- Frequent dieting possibly without weight loss
Binge Eating Disorder Treatment and Therapies
- Individualized, group, and/or family psychotherapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Maudsley approach (anorexia)
- Medical care and monitoring
- Nutritional counseling
- Mood stabilization
Other specified feeding or eating disorder -OSFED (“old” EDNOS)
A constant awareness, bordering on obsession with food, calorie counting, exercise and weight. Symptom behaviors that are meant to compensate for eating which can include vomiting, using laxative or exercising.
- the disappearance of food in large quantities
- spending a lot of time alone, or spending a long period of eating.
- restricts food intake and calorie consumption.
- cycles of restricted food, binging
- feelings of shame and guilt and then an episode of purging.
- has strict rules about food such as foods that can never be eaten, times of day to avoid eating with others.