Binge Eating Disorder Specialist

Mindful Urgent Care

Psychiatrists located in West Hempstead, NY & Midtown, New York, NY

If you have binges where you eat huge amounts of food and then feel awful about it later, you may suffer from binge eating disorder. Just as with anorexia and bulimia, this disorder is a serious condition that requires supportive and compassionate treatment. The psychiatric team at Mindful Urgent Care in West Hempstead, Midtown, and the Financial District in New York is here to help you through a safe recovery. Book your appointment by phone or online today.

Binge Eating Disorder Q & A

What is binge eating disorder?

Binge eating disorder is a condition in which you frequently binge eat very large quantities of food, significantly more than others would eat in the same situation. Usually, binge eating disorder sufferers don’t purge after their binges, but some sufferers may occasionally vomit or exhibit other purging behaviors.

Currently, binge eating disorder is the most common kind of eating disorder in the United States. Because it was recognized as its own distinct condition relatively recently, in 2013, it has less public awareness than anorexia or bulimia. This may at least partially account for the large number — about 57% — of binge eating disorder sufferers who never get the treatment they need.

What are the symptoms of binge eating disorder?

Binge eating disorder typically includes a few other symptoms beyond the food binges, including:

  • Feeling out-of-control when you’re binging
  • Binging in private or secret
  • Continuing to eat even when you’re painfully full
  • Feeling shame, guilt, revulsion, or other negative emotions after binges

Binge eating disorder symptoms are different for everyone, and some sufferers may have symptoms of other eating disorders like bulimia, as well.

How is binge eating disorder diagnosed?

To diagnose binge eating disorder, your Mindful Urgent Care psychiatrist performs an in-depth evaluation and sometimes testing. Criteria from the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) say that you may be diagnosed with binge eating disorder if your binges occur weekly or more often for three months or more.

How is binge eating disorder treated?

Binge eating disorder is a serious health condition that could lead to physical complications like hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, or even death. The skilled care providers at Mindful Urgent Care understand these dangers, as well as the serious emotional effects of binge eating disorder, and they’re here to help with a customized treatment plan.

Your treatment typically includes:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Medication management
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Support group referrals

If you need to spend time in a treatment center to be healthy again, your care provider refers you to a trusted facility that can help.

Don’t continue suffering from binge eating disorder any longer. Call Mindful Urgent Care or click the online scheduler to reach out for help today.

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