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Binge Eating Treatment for Women at JourneyPure Voyage
Women suffering from binge eating disorder (BED) experience recurring episodes of uncontrollable eating “binges” involving large amounts of food. They tend to eat rapidly, usually to the point of feeling nauseated and uncomfortably full. When overwhelmed by a binge eating episode, they feel ashamed and guilty of losing control and gorging themselves. Some women may purge, or vomit, in response to a binge eating episode, while others will simply feel extremely depressed, angry and helpless about their inability to control their abnormal desire to binge.
Just as seriously life-threatening as anorexia, binge eating disorder can also induce chronic health problems such as anemia, diabetes, organ damage, heart disease and cognitive impairment. You may have binge eating disorder if you eat large amounts of food alone, binge as a way to relieve negative feelings, eat because you feel disgusted at your body size and have difficulty expressing your needs and feelings. You may also be a perfectionist who works too hard just to please others.
Trauma-Focused Counseling for Binge Eating Disorder
JourneyPure Voyage’s binge eating treatment for women program is supported by mental health and food addiction counselors who use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to help our patients deal with unpleasant past experiences or trauma. By gently and compassionately urging BED patients to confront painful emotions in a controlled setting, our therapists encourage patients to understand that avoiding memories of negative experiences only reinforces the use of unproductive coping behaviors, such as binge eating. In addition, our counselors that specialize in treating binge eating disorder teach patients how to view negative beliefs in a different way by explaining the pros and cons of biased perceptions.
Interpersonal Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder
Interpersonal therapy (ITP) addresses mental health issues underlying all eating disorders as treatable disease that are not the fault of the patient. ITP for binge eating disorder involves identifying critical interpersonal problems negatively affecting the patient, especially unresolved grief, social isolation/lack of social skills and other issues preventing development of meaningful personal relationships.
Binge Eating Disorder and Pharmacotherapy
Combing CBT and other appropriate counseling techniques with medication may help patients with BED control their overeating episodes. Antidepressants may also be prescribed for BED patients suffering generalized anxiety disorders and/or clinical depression while they participate in our women’s binge eating treatment program.
Regain Control of Your Life by Calling JourneyPure Voyage
Our individual and group therapy sessions designed to treat binge eating disorder give our patients the opportunity to grow as strong, independent women empowered by their newly discovered sense of worth. We urge you to call us today at (615) 939-9294 to speak to one of our caring staff members about getting help for you or a loved one suffering from binge eating disorder.