The main characteristic of binge eating disorder is the appearance of episodes of compulsive eating (binge eating) which have two characteristics that are essential, the intake in a short time of an excessive amount of food and the loss of control over the intake. It shares similarities with bulimia nervosa, but the difference is that compensatory behaviors are not carried out.
This disorder is closely related to obesity, as episodes of binge eating lead to weight gain. People who have morbid obesity in addition to the disorder suffer greater psychological altercations.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the characteristics of binge episodes?
Episodes of binge eating are associated with any three of the following events:
Eat much faster than normal
Eat until you feel unpleasantly full
Do not have the sensation of hunger and ingest large amounts of food regardless
Eat alone due to the shame felt by the amount that is ingested
Feel disgusted, depressed or very embarrassed with yourself
Is it the same to be overweight and have a binge eating disorder?
Although they are frequently associated, Binge-Eating Disorder is different from obesity because people with the disorder consume more calories in each episode, and not all people with obesity do this.
At what age does binge eating begin?
Binge-Eating Disorder begins in adolescence or early adulthood, although it can also begin in late adulthood.
How is this disorder different from bulimia?
Binge-Eating Disorder shares recurrent binge eating with Bulimia Nervosa, but it differs in that inappropriate recurrent compensatory behavior is not found in Binge-Eating Disorder.
Can it cause death?
The nutritional decompensation that the body experiences from episodes of recurrent binge eating can trigger medical conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, heart disease due to the concentration of triglycerides, diabetes mellitus type II, gallbladder disease and even death.
OUR TREATMENT MODEL
CADE offers a multidisciplinary treatment according to the characteristics and needs of the patient that is based on the patient´s diagnosis and an individual intervention plan.
A psychological or psychiatric disorder generally has a genetic or biological origin detonated by difficult and early or current traumatic experiences that lead the individual to become ill. Therefore, the clinical intervention in these disorders necessitates the multidisciplinary work of psychiatry, psychology, medicine, nutrition and complementary therapies. The treatment can be outpatient, inpatient or semi-inpatient based.