5 Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder.

Binge eating disorder (BED) is a eating disorder deviation syndrome. When a person has a binge eating disorder, he will eat large portions and cannot control when to stop. People who have a habit of binge eating will experience serious health problems. Even so, this food deviation can still be overcome. There are several treatments and therapies that can be done to treat binge eating.

Therapy and treatment for binge eating disorder depends on the cause and severity
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Therapy and treatment for binge eating disorder depends on the cause and severity. There are many treatment options that can be done. Some people may only need one treatment, while others have to try different therapeutic combinations until they feel fit.

The therapist or a medical professional will provide the treatment or therapy advice that best suits you. Here are some therapeutic options to treat binge eating disorder.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

CBT helps patients to be able to overcome issues that cause it to experience episodes of binge eating, help patients take control of themselves again, and treat them to eat regularly.

Actually, this therapy works by looking at the relationship between negative thoughts, feelings and behaviors related to eating, body shape and weight. Once the cause of negative emotions and patterns is known, then the next strategy can be determined.

These strategies include setting goals, self monitoring, achieving a regular diet, changing thinking about yourself and weight, and encouraging healthy weight control habits.

Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)

If previously the treatment provided was to overcome the negative thoughts of the patient, then this time IPT therapy focused more on the patient's relationship with those around him, family of friends, coworkers. This therapy serves to overcome binge eating caused by a bad relationship with the surroundings.

Therapy can be in the form of groups or directly with a therapist, and sometimes combined with CBT. IPT has short-term and long-term positive effects to reduce binge eating. This may be very effective for people with more severe binge eating.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

This type of therapy functions so that patients are able to control stress and regulate emotions so they no longer experience episodes of binge eating. But more research is needed to determine whether this therapy can be applied to everyone with BED.

Weight loss therapy.

Usually, people with binge eating will be obese. Well, then they need special therapy to lose weight. Actually another goal of this therapy is to make changes to a healthy lifestyle gradually. From dieting, regular exercise, and making the patient able to brake his appetite.

This weight loss therapy can also help improve body image and reduce weight and health risks associated with obesity. But this therapy has proven not as effective as CBT or IPT to control BED.

Even so, this may still be a good choice for people who are not successful with other therapies or who are interested in losing weight.

Rely on drugs.

Giving antidepressant, anticonvulsant, or anti-ADHD medications can reduce the symptoms of binge eating. Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, an anti-ADHD drug, is the first FDA-approved drug to treat moderate binge eating to severe binge eating.

These drugs can cause mild to serious side effects, first consult with your doctor for information on the recommended use and dosage.

Also read, How Do You Treat Binge Eating Disorder?

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