Binge Eating Disorder: Overview, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options

When it comes to binge eating, you start eating too much regularly that can cause health problems. In this situation, you feel that you are unable to stop eating, even if you are full. You may eat too much even you are not hungry, and after that, you may start feeling guilty.  Know more about binge eating disorder:

What is Binge Eating Disorder (BED)?

Binge eating is when you eat a large portion of food in a short period of time, and you start feeling that you can’t control your eating habits. If you eat too much once a week for at least 3 months, then you may suffer from a binge eating disorder. You may be very upset with your binge eating disorder. You may also feel guilty after binge eating.

Symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder

  • Eating a large portion of food in a short amount of time like within 2 or 3 hours
  • You feel that you are unable to stop your binge eating, for instance, you can’t control your eating even if you are full
  • You may eat more quickly than usual eating
  • You may eat until you feel full
  • Eating a large amount of food when you are not hungry
  • Feeling guilty after binge eating

Causes of Binge Eating Disorder

It might be possible that the following causes can be the reason for binge eating disorder:

  • Emotional Trauma

Some personal issues that bullying after underweight body in childhood can cause binge eating disorder to gain weight.

  • Changes in Brain Structure

Changing brain structure can be the reason for binge eating that can cause a heightened response to a portion of food. And, you may have less control over your eating habit.

  • Gender

Binge eating disorder is more common in women as compared to men. It can because of biological factors.

  • Body Image

Dieting, body dissatisfaction can cause the development of binge eating disorder.

  • Additional Psychological Conditions

Other psychological conditions like depression, phobias, anxiety, and bipolar disorder can cause BED.

Treatment Options to Stop Binge Eating Disorder

  • Hypnotherapy

To treat your binge eating, it needs to diagnose the causes of BED. Therefore, we conduct a program in Adelaide where our Adelaide hypnosis can help to recognize the causes of binge eating. You will also know the working of hypnosis Adelaide for binge eating.

A well-trained hypnotherapist Adelaide will ask questions to identify the causes and problems to provide you a perfect solution. And, you can get help from certified Adelaide hypnotherapists to get rid of binge eating.

In short, you can say that hypnotherapy can help to stop binge eating habits. Even hypnosis can work for anxiety Adelaide if you are suffering from an anxiety disorder.

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Basically, interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) tries to identify your personal problems that cause binge eating. A trained therapist will use his/her technique on a group or one-to-one basis. It can integrate with CBT.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT focuses on analyzing the relationship between feelings, negative thoughts, and behaviors related to body shape, eating, and weight. Once the cause of negative thoughts has been identified, therapists will develop a strategy to help people.

Summing Up

There are various reasons behind binge eating, and you need to identify them. Otherwise, you can seek help from Adelaide’s hypnotherapist to stop binge eating. Overeating can be classified as binge eating that can negatively impact your health.

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