Binge Eating Disorder: Understanding the Symptoms and Treatment Options

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Binge Eating Disorder: Understanding the Symptoms and Treatment Options

There are different types of eating disorders and each of them is valid. Learning about the different eating disorders is important so that you can be aware of the warning signs and know what treatment options are available. In this blog, we’re going to discuss binge eating disorder. Let’s go over some of the things that we recommend for our Avalon Malibu clients who are struggling with eating disorders.

Before we begin, it’s important to note that this topic can be incredibly triggering to some. We suggest that you give our Avalon Malibu staff a call if you want to learn more about this topic but find it difficult to read about in a blog post.

Understanding Binge Eating Disorder

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, “Binge eating is when you eat a large amount of food in a short amount of time and feel you can’t control what or how much you are eating. If you binge eat regularly—at least once a week for 3 months—you may have binge eating disorder.”

Some people discredit binge eating disorder, but it is a valid diagnosis and one that should be taken seriously.


If you feel that you may be dealing with a binge eating disorder, then you might be wondering what treatment options are available. People who are going through eating disorder treatment can go to either inpatient or outpatient treatment. Both of these treatment options can be helpful and finding one that is right for someone will depend on a variety of personal factors.

Finding the right treatment for someone with a binge eating disorder can be challenging. It’s important to make sure that the person feels comfortable with the treatment facility, so they may need to examine a few different options. Consider doing some research online to learn about your different treatment options and consider how far away from home you’re willing to go for treatment.

We understand that it can be incredibly challenging to discuss eating disorders. If you’ve identified with some of the things in this blog and you’d like to speak with a member of our team, you can give us a call today at (844) 857-5992. Our staff has years of experience helping people through mental health concerns. Don’t hesitate to give us a call and begin to take the first steps toward beginning treatment and improving your mental, physical, and emotional health.

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