When You Can’t Stop Eating: A Closer Look at Binge-Eating Disorder (BED)

Some common types of therapy that I have found to be helpful for clients with Binge-Eating Disorder are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Individual/Adult Therapy. CBT involves pinpointing the automatic, negative thoughts you may be having, and attempts to replace these problematic thoughts with more balanced or realistic ones. The fundamental aspect behind CBT is that if we can successfully alter our problematic thoughts, we will in turn alter our emotions and thus our behaviors. Individual/Adult Therapy tends to focus more on the root causes of your Eating Disorder, such as issues from the past which could be contributing to your current problem of overeating. The thought behind this type of therapy is that once we understand our past and our triggers for the dysfunctional behavior, we can use this knowledge to better address the current problem. Regardless of the type of therapy, you will learn healthier coping mechanisms to deal with the unpleasant thoughts and emotions that usually trigger a binge episode.

Overall, Binge-Eating Disorder (BED) is a serious disease that can have a powerful impact on your physical and mental health. While it may seem as though there is no hope right now, and you may feel like this is how you’re going to have to live for the rest of your life, please know that there is hope and recovery from Binge-Eating Disorder is possible! While total recovery will inevitably take a lot of work from you, with the support of a trained and qualified Eating Disorders Counselor, we will tackle these issues together and help you to enjoy a life where food and eating no longer dictate your feelings and mood.  Call me at 858-481-0425 for more info.

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