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Binge Eating Disorder
Treatment in Texas

Eating Disorder Solutions is an eating disorder
treatment center near Dallas, Texas dedicated to
helping clients regain control of their lives.

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Integrated Treatment

Our eating disorder treatment facility provides integrated programs that address the underlying causes of eating disorders while also treating physical symptoms and nurturing a new, healthier relationship with food.

Individualized Care

Overcoming an eating disorder is a personal and transformative journey. At Eating Disorder Solutions in Dallas, TX, we will guide your journey through an individualized full continuum of care.

Nutritional Support

Our nutrition philosophy is that all foods are good foods in moderation. We believe in an individualized meal plan as each client is not the same.

Binge Eating Disorder
Treatment in Texas

Struggling with binge eating, or any eating disorder, can be overwhelming and debilitating. You or your loved one may feel out of control and helpless. Fortunately, Eating Disorder Solutions in Dallas, TX can help those living with binge eating regain their independence with our holistic recovery program.

Binge eating disorder treatment at Eating Disorder Solutions in Dallas, Texas focuses on a multi-disciplinary approach to client care, which has been shown to be the most successful long-term. This means that care will come from medical health care providers as well as from mental health professionals, dietitians and others who can help individuals effectively address their binge eating, unhealthy diets and unwelcome emotions.

What is Binge Eating
Disorder?

Although binge eating disorder, also called BED, is the most recently recognized eating disorder, it’s the most prevalent eating disorder in the United States,affecting up to 5% of men, women and teenagers. Overeating habits can create many uncomfortable and dangerous physical symptoms over time. BED also creates many distressing mental symptoms that must also be addressed during binge eating disorder treatment. By getting to the root of the problem, BEDtreatment can often be highly successful especially when treatment management is long-term.

Binge Eating
Signs & Symptoms

Because of the large quantities of food typically eaten, many clients seeking binge eating disorder treatment have above-normal weights, although some remain at normal weights due to their constant dieting. One of the best ways to recognize when a loved one needs binge eating disorder treatment is to know the most common signs and symptoms of this eating disorder. Many individuals recognize these symptoms in themselves, but may feel too much shame to seek treatment. Therefore, it is often up to family and friends to encourage those experiencing it to seek binge eating disorder treatment.

Many behavioral signs and symptoms of binge eating are quite easy for people close to the individual to see. For example, common signs of binge eating often include:

  • Frequently eating very large amounts of food in short periods
  • Eating until the individual is overwhelmingly full
  • Eating in secret
  • Eating constantly rather than at regular mealtimes
  • Trying to hide food
  • Constantly being on a diet without making any progress

Health Risks of Binge
Eating Disorder

If BED is allowed to progress without treatment, it could result in several serious physical complications, especially in those who are overweight. Common side effects of binge eating include:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal distress
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Menstrual cycle issues
  • Decreased mobility
  • Electrolyte imbalances
  • Certain cancers

Causes of Binge Eating

Like many eating disorders, the causes of binge eating disorder can be difficult to pin down because of the many factors that affect clients diagnosed with it. Many individuals will have several factors that greatly increase their risk of developing the disorder. In order for binge eating disorder treatment to be effective, all of these factors must be successfully addressed.

A number of underlying physical and mental factors are usually associated with BED. These may include genetics, a family history of eating disorders, past and present psychological struggles, social influences and relational turmoil, among others. In particular, research has shown major evidence that binge eating disorder is often inherited from parents. Therefore, the genetic link often shows up in a strong family history of eating disorders. Another major factor is underlying mental disorders. Many people receiving binge eating disorder treatment are living with concurrent mental illness diagnoses, such as substance abuse, depression or anxiety. Some other causes could include the following:

Binge Eating Disorder
Diagnosis

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, five criteria must be met for an individual to be diagnosed with binge eating disorder. These include the following:

A psychiatrist or psychologist will make the official diagnosis using the DSM-5. However, a medical practitioner will also run several diagnostic health tests to determine which if any underlying health conditions also exist. For example, a doctor will complete a physical assessment and will run several blood and urine tests to check for electrolyte imbalances, protein in the urine and similar concerns. The practitioner will also take special note of blood pressure readings and cholesterol levels, which could indicate a heart condition. In addition, he or she may refer the client for a sleep center evaluation to check for sleep apnea particularly if the client is overweight. Once underlying conditions are identified and the DSM-5 evaluation is completed, the health care team at Eating Disorder Solutions will be able to craft an individualized binge eating treatment plan.

  • 1 Regular times of binge eating, defined as eating large amounts of food in a two-hour period and as a lack of control while eating
  • 2 Binge eating periods during which the individual feels uncomfortably full, eats when not feeling hungry, eats despite embarrassment over the amount of food and feels guilty or depressed after eating
  • 3 A feeling of deep unhappiness over binge eating
  • 4 Binge eating episodes that occur at least once per week for a minimum of three months

Get Binge Eating
Disorder Help Today

Many behavioral signs and symptoms of binge eating are quite easy for people close to the individual to see. For example, common signs of binge eating often include:

It can be hard for individuals to admit to having binge eating episodes. However, at Eating Disorder Solutions, we offer safe solutions that respect our clients’ privacy and that treat all clients as individuals. Anyone seeking binge eating disorder treatments for themselves or for a loved one can rest assured that our residential and intensive outpatient programs focus on client-centered care plans provided in a secure yet welcoming environment.

 

Without immediate help, binge eating disorder can lead to major physical and psychological health complications. We also know that seeking binge eating treatment can be a scary step to take. Which is why we are here to help every step along the way, from the initial diagnosis, insurance coverage, treatment planning and the intake process. Get all your questions answered about the road to recovery with Eating Disorder Solutions intake and admission guide.

Binge Eating Disorder Treatment Options

To reach full recovery and regain independence, clients living with BED undergo several key treatments, which will be individualized for their needs. Some of the most common binge eating disorder treatments practiced at Eating Disorder Solutions include the following:

Cognitive-Behavioral
Therapy

This highly individualized therapy is done one-on-one with a psychiatrist who can help clients explore their emotions and learn how they affect their eating behaviors. During this type of therapy, individuals can learn how to change their negative thinking patterns so that they can avoid triggers to binge eating.

Psychotherapy

Another type of in-depth group or individual therapy that helps clients discover the root problems or emotions leading them to binge eat. These therapy sessions can also give clients options for eating healthfully and mindfully during stressful times as well as coping mechanisms that can help them make healthier dietary choices.

Group Therapy

Group therapy provides clients with a strong and lasting support network. Through our loving, family-like atmosphere, our group therapy helps individuals explore their own feelings as they learn from others who are struggling with the same disorders. We provide a safe and supportive place where clients feel open and honest with each other.

Family Therapy

Family therapy is a critical part of binge eating disorder treatment and helps to build strong support networks that will be in place once the client completes the residential binge eating treatment program. Family therapy helps guide family members in learning how to best support their loved one during the recovery process.

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