Bulimia is an obsession with food and weight that manifests itself through cycles of binging and purging. It is dangerous and can have severe medical and psychological complications if not appropriately treated.
Did you know that eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness? Bulimia nervosa is a life-threatening eating disorder that has many serious health consequences that are important to be aware of.
There are many biological and environmental risk factors that can help to predict one's susceptibility to developing binge eating disorder. While many of these risk factors are outside of our control, we can take proactive steps to prevent and/or treat any cognitive or behavioral symptoms that present.
Overeating and binge eating are terms that are often used interchangeably – yet the distinction is important. Dr. Kate Craigen, Ph.D., Clinical Director for Binge Eating and Bariatric Support Services at Walden Behavioral Care explains the key differences between an overeating episode and a binge eating episode.
As a runner, I thought anyone but athletes had issues with food. After all, weren’t we the epitome of health? Lean and strong, thanks to exercise? I had to be the broken, I thought. I had to be the one with the lack of discipline around food.
Are you concerned that your loved one might be exhibiting signs of disordered eating, but aren't quite sure what to be looking for? Check out the symptoms below that can be indicative to Binge Eating Disorder.
Dr. Kate Craigen, Clinical Director, Binge Eating and Bariatric Support Services for Walden Behavioral Care, discusses the connection between weight loss, dieting and binge eating disorder.
If you often find yourself using food as a way to deal with overwhelming feelings, we’re here to help bring some positive change this holiday season. Learn new and more adaptive ways to better manage behavior urges and more healthfully face this season’s triggers.
As human beings, we have a biological need to fuel our bodies. As a result, there are internal mechanisms that support a relationship with food. Deprivation may increase desire or focus on specific types of foods that we, as a society, have labeled as “bad” or “unhealthy.” Pair this hyper focus with ravenous hunger (a common result of dieting) and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a binge eating episode.
To help you better understand who exactly can be affected by binge eating disorder, Walden’s Dr. Kate Craigen shares some common demographic information in this vlog.
Binge Eating Disorder is a serious and complex condition affecting more than 6 million Americans of all ages, genders, shapes and sizes. If you think you might have binge eating disorder, there is hope. Take the first step and ask yourself these five questions.
Programs like Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig not only fail to result in sustained weight loss for most people, they can make you more prone to binge eat.
Despite being the most common eating disorder in the United States (impacting 6-8 million Americans, twice the number of people with anorexia and bulimia), binge eating disorder is often misunderstood and its magnitude overlooked.
Binge eating disorder is an often misunderstood disorder that flies under the radar, lacking proper awareness among those personally impacted, their loved ones and even the healthcare community. Here are some common myths around this complex condition.
Bulimia impacts millions of Americans – estimates show a lifetime prevalence of 1.5% among all females and 0.5% of males.
Here are some recommendations to reduce the risk of eating disorders following bariatric surgery.
Overeating and binge eating are terms that are often used interchangeably – yet the distinction is important. Both types of eating can cause increased stress and may require additional help or support. However, people who engage in frequent binge eating can struggle with decreased mood, low self-worth and their pattern of eating may affect relationships or productivity at work.
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8 million Americans have Binge Eating Disorder, affecting 3.5 percent of women, 2 percent of men and 1.6 percent of adolescents.
Historically routed in the treatment of depression and anxiety, CBT is becoming more prevalent in eating disorder treatment settings, particularly more recently, with Binge Eating Disorder (BED).
OSFED is a dangerous disease and should be taken seriously. It is now the most commonly eating disorder, encompassing an estimated 70 percent of all eating disorder diagnoses.