Are you obsessed with eating? Binge eating is a disorder that is commonly prevalent among many Americans. Most of those associated with emotional stress and the resulting binge eating also show signs of obesity and are at higher risk of acquiring other diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, and stomach problems.
Binge eating could be the reason behind your emotional unrest and depression. You need to know that binge eating is a disorder and 1 in 5 women show signs of binge eating according to a report published by the National Institute of Mental Health.
Treatments for Recovering From a Binge Eating Disorder
The treatments for a binge eating disorder are aimed at recovery from an eating obsession. Most people are too shy and do not admit to their binge eating, such that even close family members are unaware of their binge eating. Treatments for recovery from a binge eating disorder should also aim at improving emotional levels and removing any guilt, shyness, and fear that may present in those who indulge in binge eating.
Certain medications such as Prozac and Paxil work on the emotional recovery of binge eaters by preventing depression and helping them get over binge eating. Topomax has also shown good results in recovery from binge eating. However, the side effects of treatments with these medicines need to be considered before prescribing them for emotional recovery and curtailing binge eating.
Psychotherapy treatment essentially focuses on providing counseling to those with binge eating disorders. Those who show signs of binge eating are provided treatment that allows them to develop a healthy attitude towards eating and weight balance. By changing the way a person responds to emotional difficulty, psychotherapy is able to support gradual recovery of people showing signs of binge eating.
Family therapy is a treatment that is most essential to those who show signs of binge eating. This is because, more often than not, recovery from binge eating is possible only with the knowledge and support of the affected individual’s family. It is important that people with binge eating share their emotional experiences and concerns with their family or group since it aids recovery from binge eating.
With nutrition counseling those who have binge eating tendencies are provided inputs about healthy diet and recovery from emotional problems. Being aware of healthy eating habits and consciously applying them in daily life helps people in recovering from binge eating disorder.
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