Binge Eating Disorder Treatment
Castlewood Treatment Center offers expert, individualized binge eating disorder treatment. Binge eating is a pattern of disordered eating which consists of episodes of uncontrollable eating. Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder in the United States. An estimated 3.5% of American women, and 2% of American men, have BED.
At Castlewood, our focus is on providing empowering treatment to our patients. Castlewood provides an individualized approach to the treatment for binge eating disorder in order to best meet the precise needs of each client. We look underneath and beyond the symptoms as a way to understand the function of BED in the client’s life. Clients work closely with a personal team comprised of a primary therapist, dietitian, and psychiatrist.
Why Treatment for Binge Eating Disorder is So Necessary
During a binge eating episode, a person rapidly consumes large quantities of food. Or a person may consume normal amounts of food so quickly and mindlessly that this would be classified as a binge. Often the binge eating functions to help the sufferers manage overwhelming emotions or stressful life events. Binge eaters feel powerless, and are unable to control their consumption of large quantities of food. Some people may engage in single episodes of binge eating, while others may binge throughout the day. BED clients require professional treatment for binge eating disorder in order to help them cope with the underlying issues causing the disordered eating behaviors. Castlewood provides the compassionate, caring binge eating disorder treatment that helps clients with this process.
At Castlewood, clients can experience emotional and physical healing at the hands of experienced specialists in binge eating disorders, psychiatry, body image, family therapy, healthy nutrition, life-coaching, and co-occurring disorders.
Signs and Symptoms that Require Binge Eating Disorder Treatment
Bingeing on food is often a symptom of both Binge Eating Disorder or Bulimia Nervosa. The person may have Bulimia if the binge eating is followed by compensatory behaviors such as vomiting, laxative use, or obsessive exercise.
Your friend or loved one may need binge eating disorder treatment if you notice any of the following warning signs:
- Uncontrolled consumption of food even when full
- Obsessive thinking or talking about body weight, shape, size, appearance or food
- Depression, anxiety, or extreme mood swings
- Unstable weight
- Eating alone or secretive eating because of embarrassment or guilt
- Rapid eating pace, mindless eating
- Self-criticism, low self-esteem, or feelings of worthlessness
- Urges or desires to consume more and more food
- Body dissatisfaction, body image distortion
- Rituals around body checking, exercise, or food
- Loss of interest in activities, relationships or people
- Large quantities of money spent on food, restaurants, or at the grocery store
- Hoarding of food
- Hidden food or food wrappers
Binge Eating Treatment Approaches at Castlewood
Castlewood’s binge eating treatment methodology incorporates:
- Weekly sessions with a therapist, psychiatrist, and dietitian
- Psychotherapy to identify the underlying issues that led to the onset of binge eating and to help resolve those issues
- Group therapy and individual therapy to help the patient identify and practice healthier ways to cope
- The participation of the family in the treatment process
- A continuum of care, so that clients can practice dealing with everyday life situations while still in treatment
- Aftercare and discharge planning once his/her stay at Castlewood is over
- Helping launch or support clients into their transition to college, job, or relationships