Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and Overeating Treatment

Binge eating disorder (BED) is a serious medical condition which manifest in a compulsive and uncontrollable relationship with food. A person with BED may turn to food to deal with stress and other uncomfortable emotions. As a result, these emotions build up and often become worse, spiralling into guilt, depression, and low self-esteem. This then leads to more emotional eating.

Because the binge eater is unable to properly manage food intake, their body becomes vulnerable to life-altering physical health issues. These include obesity, depression and type II diabetes. 

If you recognise any of these signs and symptoms in yourself or a loved one, please call 0800 081 0700 or click here to complete a short enquiry form.

I think I need binge eating treatment, how can Life Works in Surrey help me?

Life Works specialises in treating binge eating, overeating, emotional eating, compulsive eating and other eating disorders. We work hard to identify the root cause of a client’s eating disorder rather than simply treating the symptoms. To do this, each of our clients undergoes a number of different treatments along with individual and group therapy sessions. These combine to create a holistic treatment approach that is both highly effective and tailored for every individual. Clients also meet with our resident medical officer and psychiatrist, to undergo a comprehensive medical assessment. This ensures that each client gets the treatment that they need to start recovery and rebuild their life.

What are the signs and symptoms of BED and overeating?

The most common symptom of BED is regularly eating very large amounts of food, regardless of whether or not you are hungry. For most binge eaters, overeaters and emotional eaters, eating is a coping mechanism. They experience a negative thought or emotion, and then eat as a way of dealing with it. This makes them feel powerless and guilty. BED is directly tied to emotions. Some binge eaters eat when they are sad, angry or experiencing any other type of strong emotion, hence the term ‘emotional eater’. In that way, the condition is similar to alcohol addiction. Binge eaters are also likely to hide their eating disorder from friends and family. Binge eaters will avoid eating in front of people and then secretly binge in private, leading to poor body image. Many binge eaters feel embarrassed and ashamed of their appearance and are always finding flaws with themselves.

If you recognise any of these signs and symptoms in yourself or a loved one, please call 0800 081 0700 or click here to complete a short enquiry form.

Contact us

Life Works provides first rate support and guidance in the treatment of eating disorders. To discuss how we can help you with BED, please call 0800 081 0700 or click here to complete a short enquiry form.


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