Binge eating disorder is categorized by recurrent episodes of eating large amounts of food in a short period of time and feeling out of control of consumption during this episode. It is often followed by guilt or shame, and sometimes compensatory behaviors (i.e. purging) afterwards. People with binge eating disorder often eat quickly, continue eating despite feeling full, and often binge alone. Binge eating disorder is diagnosed when episodes occur at least once a week for three months.
Binge eating disorder is a serious and potentially life-threatening illness that can come with a variety of health and emotional complications. With treatment including psychotherapy, medication management, and nutrition counseling, recovery from binge eating disorder is possible. Mindful will help to begin that process as well as provide necessary referrals for treatment centers, support groups and providers to help you manage your binge eating disorder. Call today to start your recovery journey.