At Cassiobury Court, we help those who have an uncontrollable compulsion to binge eat.
This can be a very difficult illness for many people to diagnose, which is a large barrier towards recovery. It is important for treatment to be sought to avoid the long term consequences. We have personalised treatment programmes for binge eating disorder and offer a very welcoming approach to make the recovery easier.
What is Binge Eating Disorder?
Binge eating shares certain characteristics with bulimia, where by eating food is used as a coping mechanism. Those who suffer from the illness will eat until uncomfortably full on a regular basis. Food is used to cope with stress and other negative emotions. This can lead to a feeling of guilt or can lead to being overweight, which leads to insecurity. Therefore, the individual may get stuck in a vicious circle of overeating.
The main long term consequence of binge eating is obesity. This can lead to many other serious conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer. Some of the signs of an individual suffering from binge eating disorder include:
- Eating in secret
- Eating when full
- Eating throughout the day
- Using food to relieve stress
- Feelings of shame after eating
At Cassiobury Court, we understand that there are many reasons why eating disorders may develop. Therefore, we offer personalised treatment programmes for those who suffer from binge eating. We focus on the physical effects of the condition and the psychological causes that may be behind it. Losing weight rapidly is dangerous and should be done in a gradual and controlled way.
If you think you might require binge eating disorder treatment or you are worried about someone close to you, call Cassiobury Court on 0800 500 3129 for treatment.