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Binge eating can affect adolescents and adults. There are many behaviors associated with binge eating that may affect you or a loved one. Learn more about the control behaviors associated with binge eating and how to get help for yourself or someone you love.

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End Binge Eating with the Hunger Scale

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

Many people who struggle with binge eating have successfully disconnected from their bodies and their ability to sense hunger. This is because binges are triggered by uncomfortable emotions such as…


Mindfulness and Hunger Awareness

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

Mindfulness and Hunger Awareness: Mindful Breathing Inventory Exercise

Many people have difficult relationships with food and their own bodies. When we fall into the habit of judging our bodies, our…


Body Image Basics

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Body Image Basics

 

While some men may indeed suffer with body image issues, this tip is specifically written for women.  Imagine a continuum with extremes at either end:

Anorexia nervosa or…


Sleep and Binge Eating

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Binge Eating Disorder Treatment in Philadelphia: Sleep and Binge Eating: 

In the U.S., the prevalence of obesity across the board—men, women, all age groups, income levels and ethnicities—is quickly increasing. Sixty-five…


How common is binge eating disorder

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

How common is binge eating disorder?      Binge eating disorder is estimated to affect between 1% and 4% of the population.  The disorder affects both adolescents and adults. Between…


Tips for recovering from binge eating disorder

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

 Tips for recovering from binge eating disorder?

* Make sure that you are seeing a primary care doctor that you are comfortable with and who is educated about binge eating disorder. …


If I go to get treatment for binge eating, will I lose weight

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

If I go to get treatment for binge eating, will I lose weight? Individuals who are obese and binge eat do not necessarily lose weight by recovering from the binge eating…


Is weight fluctuation common for those with binge eating disorder

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Is weight fluctuation common for those with binge eating disorder?Weight issues is common for people who struggle with binge eating. Weight can wildly fluctuate.  Frequent changes in weight can be…


What is binge eating disorder

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

What is binge eating disorder?

Binge eating disorder appears to be the most common eating disorder.  Although it was first discovered in the late 1950’s it was not added to the…


binge eating disorder criteria

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

What is binge eating disorder criteria for a DSM diagnosis?

* Symtoms much occur for a minimum of six months.* The individual does not engage in compensatory behavior such as purging…


binge eating episode associated with

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

What is a binge eating episode associated with?

3 or more of the following:

* Food seeking as a reward* Sneaking or hiding food.* Food seeking in response to uncomfortable feelings such…


overeating versus binging

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

What is the difference between overeating versus binging?

The difference between overeating concerns and binging is the element of control the individual has over their eating habits. When one overeats, they are usually…


personality characteristics and issues of females with binge eating disorder

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Common personality characteristics and issues of females with binge eating disorder?

* Feeling sad, lonely or depressed* Interpersonal problems, which can be thought of as difficulty getting along with others*…


Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

What is Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS)? An eating disorder not otherwised specified was created for symptoms that do readily fit into the standard category of anorexia or bulimia…


risk factors for binge eating disorder

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

What are the risk factors for binge eating disorder?

* Obesity and psychiatric illness.* Negative comments from family members regarding shape, weight, and eating* Compulsive dieting* Childhood and parental obesity

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