Binge eating disorder is a very common eating disorder in our society and a very new diagnostic category. Unlike bulimia, where bingeing also appears, the person with this disorder does not try to compensate with purgative behavior, although many times with diets.
Binge eating disorder is based on using food to anesthetize some emotions that we don´t know how to manage in another way.
This behavior creates a lot of shame, discomfort and self-deprecation, which negatively affect our self-esteem and relationships. These problems also cause strong unpleasant emotions that the person does not know how to manage, and again uses food to anesthetize them. A vicious circle is created which it is very difficult to break.
How to overcome binge eating disorder with therapy?
Binge-eating disorder is also closely related to the body and inadequate emotional management, which is why binge-eating disorder therapy is designed to help to improve the relationship with oneself, emotional management, and relationships. As in the case of other eating disorders, at the ART Clinic we work with Mentalization-Based Therapy to treat binge-eating disorder. Scientific studies show its effectiveness in eating disorders.