• "Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up." — Brené Brown

  • Binge Eating Disorder

  • 307.51 (F50.8) Binge eating disorder is defined and characterized by compulsive overeating in which people consume huge amounts of food while feeling out of control and powerless to stop. Symptoms of binge eating disorder usually begin in late adolescence or early adulthood, often after a major diet. A binge eating episode typically lasts around two hours, but some people binge on and off all day long. Binge eaters often eat even when they’re not hungry and continue eating long after they’re full. They may also gorge themselves as fast as they can while barely registering what they’re eating or tasting.

  • The key features of binge eating disorder include, (1) Frequent episodes of uncontrollable binge eating, (2) Feeling extremely distressed or upset during or after binge eating, (3) Unlike bulimia nervosa, there are no regular attempts to “make up” for the binges through vomiting, fasting, or over-exercising. People with binge eating disorder struggle with feelings of guilt, disgust and depression. They worry about what the compulsive eating will do to their bodies and beat themselves up for their lack of self-control. They desperately want to stop binge eating, but feel like they can’t.

  • At Be, we use a transdisciplinary approach to treat binge eating disorder, addressing all possible factors that may have played a role. These factors include Biological factors, such as brain chemistry, hormonal imbalances, depression, anxiety, and others that can be treated with appropriate medications; and Emotional factors, including stressful life circumstances, traumatic past events, relationship dynamics, and personal self-esteem. Long-term dieting can cause malnutrition, and rebound binge eating can diminish your ability to nourish yourself. We work with you to overcome these difficult patterns through compassionate, evidence-based care.