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Binge Eating Disorder Rehab Treatment

Written By Stuart Croft
Reviewed By Tiffany Green
Medically Reviewed By Wajahat Choudhry
Updated January 11, 2023

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is an eating disorder that causes individuals to episodically eat large quantities of food in a single sitting, often to the point of discomfort. This form of compulsive overeating is often accompanied by feelings of loss of control, shame, and guilt. 

Like other clinical eating disorders, it can be challenging to get an individual suffering from BED to commit to treatment. Stigma or beliefs surrounding feelings of judgement, denial about the severity of the condition and its symptoms, fear of change, a lack of awareness of the impact of BED, and many other factors can cause reluctance to seek professional BED rehab services.

Gladstones Clinic is committed to providing effective, tailored, and confidential treatment for Binge Eating Disorder. Our time-proven approach acknowledges and addresses the underlying factors that contribute to BED, such as low self-esteem, dissatisfaction with your body image, and emotional distress, among others. We offer integrative and holistic primary care in a supportive residential treatment facility to help our patients build healthy relationships with food and themselves. 

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What causes Binge Eating Disorder?

Binge Eating Disorder can develop as a product of several contributing factors. For many, BED serves as a coping mechanism to deal with stress, anxiety, depression, or trauma. It similarly provides comfort and a way to numb negative emotions for those experiencing feelings of inadequacy, loneliness, or emotional distress. Others develop binge eating patterns as a result of extreme dieting practices, where the body tries to overcome perceived starvation by overeating. 

From a neurobiological standpoint, imbalances in normal brain chemistry can affect our perception of hunger, appetite, and mood regulation. This might be hereditary, as BED typically occurs at a higher rate in families with multiple members struggling with BED. Social pressures and cultural norms over the ideal body type typically emphasise thinness, and this can cause feelings of body dissatisfaction that also contribute to BED.

When to seek treatment for Binge Eating Disorder?

Binge Eating Disorder is classified as a serious eating disorder. Without treatment, it takes a huge psychological toll in the form of heightened anxiety, feelings of shame and disappointment, and non-stop judgment. Physically, BED comes at a price too. Over time, heavy overeating can cause gastrointestinal problems, put one at higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, and put one in a state of chronic fatigue.


If you recognise these symptoms in yourself or a loved one, please consider seeking professional Binge Eating Disorder rehab services.

What happens in Binge Eating Disorder treatment?

1. Assessment & Personalised Treatment Plan

Considering the multitude of factors that contribute to the development and progression of BED, it’s crucial that your treatment plan be comprehensive and address all aspects of the disorder. During pre-admission, we conduct thorough assessments of all patients. This helps us uncover and consider co-existing physical and psychological health conditions in your personalised Binge Eating Disorder rehab treatment. 

2. Behavioural Therapies

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other treatment modalities that would benefit your journey to recovery are at the core of Binge Eating Disorder treatment at Gladstones Clinic. CBT, in particular, is useful in overcoming BED. It allows our patients to recognise unhealthy thoughts that lead to binge eating, learn how to identify the triggers that lead to binge eating episodes, and develop personal strategies for dealing with triggers such as stress or anxiety. 

3. Addressing Underlying Issues

BED often occurs alongside mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and various mood disorders. Persistent cycles of guilt, binge episodes, and feelings of lost control can also lead to deep-seated low self-esteem and physical health concerns, including gastrointestinal problems. Our holistic approach ensures that we address all underlying health conditions that affect BED, covering both the physical and psychological aspects.

4. Aftercare and Ongoing Support

There is no set recovery date from Binge Eating Disorder. Full recovery times vary greatly between individuals. Recognising this, Gladstones offers ongoing support and commitment to your full and permanent recovery from BED. Our secondary and tertiary treatment programmes provide continued access to therapy and a broad range of Gladstones resources. With Gladstones as your partner in recovery, you never have to face the challenges of BED alone again. 

Get professional help in dealing with Binge Eating Disorder

With personalised care and treatment, comfortable and relaxing facilities, and a 20-year track record of successfully treating our patients’ Binge Eating Disorder and other eating disorders, Gladstones Clinic is the ideal partner to start your journey to recovery. 

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