Both addiction and eating disorders have high rates of relapse if not treated properly. If you think you or a loved one are struggling with an eating disorder, like binge eating, recognizing the symptoms and realizing help is needed are the first steps towards getting the proper treatment and achieving recovery. At Crossroads, this means creating a safe space for binge eating disorder treatment.
Women should have the ability to take part in therapy and programs that help them understand the root of their eating disorder and treat any co-occurring disorders. We believe in treating women holistically by addressing underlying issues and supporting holistic healing using a multi-disciplinary approach. Our treatment team is here to answer any questions you have and help you create an individualized treatment plan for yourself or a loved one.
Recognizing Binge Eating Disorder Symptoms
Binge eating is when someone has no control over how much they eat. They may eat a large amount of food in a very short amount of time, usually because they are doing it in secret. Excessive eating is usually not even the result of being hungry. It’s more a way to cope with other pressures in their life. However, it creates bad habits, stomach pains, and an unhealthy relationship with food instead of finding comfort.
A binge eating disorder can include the following symptoms:
- Eating a lot of food in a short amount of time, such as a one to two hour period
- Eating when you’re not hungry
- Being chronically on a diet but never losing weight
- Eating so much and so fast that you have stomach pain
- Feeling out of control while bingeing but not knowing how to stop
- Binge eating in secret and usually by yourself
- Depression, guilt, anxiety, or sadness about your binge eating
What Does Binge Eating Disorder Treatment Involve?
When the destructive and obsessive eating habits become all-consuming, it’s time to seek treatment. We customize treatment for a binge eating disorder based on the individual needs of the person. There are different levels of care, including residential care, partial hospitalization programs (PHP), intensive outpatient programs (IOP), or even outpatient therapy and counseling.
At Crossroads, every individualized treatment plan has four main key areas of focus.
- Physical well-being–You’ll receive a full medical review of your vitals, nutrition, substance use history. We also take into account any pre-existing conditions.
- Emotional well-being–Recognizing triggers is an important part of treatment and recovery. Any trauma, stress, strained relationships, and your sense of self-worth will all be carefully evaluated.
- Mental well-being–Co-occurring mental disorders are common when dealing with an eating disorder. You’ll receive a full psychiatric evaluation to determine your mental state and any additional treatment that may be necessary.
- Spiritual well-being–In order to treat all of you, it’s important to also focus on mindfulness and your relationship with yourself, as well as with others.
The physical and mental effects of a binge eating disorder take a toll and make it difficult to find the road to long-term sustainable recovery. Whatever level of care is necessary, all clients at Crossroads can take advantage of individual, group, and family therapies. In addition, expressive therapies that include art, music, animal, nature, and mindfulness balance out the traditional therapies.
Crossroads Can Help With Eating Disorders
Recovery from an eating disorder is not easy, especially for women trying to balance work and family life at the same time. Programs like outpatient eating disorder treatment at Crossroads give women the opportunity to recover from an eating disorder in the comfort of a professional and attentive treatment center. At the same time, they can balance their everyday life while learning valuable life skills to carry them through recovery and avoid relapsing into old habits.
We believe in gender-specific treatment to address the specific needs of both women and men. The goal for our clients when they come to Crossroads is to provide an environment conducive to healing and to make sure that they leave our care confident that they have the tools they need to maintain their recovery. We understand that treatment is different for each woman and each situation. Contact the Crossroads team at 877.978.1667 to understand the symptoms of a binge eating disorder and get the help you need.