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Binge eating disorder

Specialized care for binge eating disorder at Geode

Binge eating disorder is an eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of consuming large quantities of food in a short period of time. While everyone eats too much from time to time, the overeating in binge eating disorder is frequent, difficult to control, and often accompanied by feelings of guilt, shame, and distress. Geode Health specializes in providing personalized, compassionate care for individuals struggling with binge eating disorder.

Frequently asked questions about binge eating disorder

Symptoms of binge eating disorder may include:

  • Recurrent episodes of binge eating (consuming large quantities of food in a short period of time), often to the point of discomfort
  • Feeling out of control during episodes of overeating
  • Eating much more rapidly than normal
  • Eating until feeling uncomfortably full
  • Eating large amounts of food when not physically hungry
  • Eating alone due to embarrassment or shame about the amount of food consumed
  • Feelings of guilt, shame, or distress after binge episodes

The exact causes of binge eating disorder are not fully understood, but a number of factors may place someone at elevated risk for developing the condition. These may include:

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Psychological factors such as low self-esteem and negative body image
  • A history of childhood trauma
  • A history of dieting or disordered eating
  • Co-occurring mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, or substance abuse

Diagnosing binge eating disorder involves a comprehensive assessment by a healthcare professional. They will evaluate symptoms, medical history, and may use psychological assessments to determine if the criteria for the condition are met. At Geode Health, our experts specialize in diagnosing binge eating disorder by evaluating the whole person, including co-occuring mental health conditions, and creating individual treatment plans tailored to each person’s symptoms and goals.

Binge eating disorder can have serious health consequences, including:

  • Obesity and other metabolic conditions such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease
  • Gastrointestinal issues such as acid reflux or digestive problems
  • Mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem
  • Social isolation and difficulties in relationships
  • Impaired quality of life and decreased overall well-being

Get treatment for binge eating disorder at Geode Health

Our experienced team of healthcare professionals specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of binge eating disorder. We offer personalized care and evidence-based treatments to help you on your journey to recovery. Take the first step today by contacting a Geode location near you.

If you are in crisis and in need of immediate support

Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by dialing 988 or text the Crisis Text Line by texting HELLO to 741741