Binge Eating Disorder Treatment in Melbourne
Binge eating is when you eat an unusually large amount of food and feel out of control in terms of what and how much you are eating. Binge eating may occur in people suffering an eating disorder like Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder or Anorexia, but it may also occur in people who don’t have an eating disorder. Binge eating is often driven by extreme hunger following a period of restrictive dieting. Binge eating may also occur as a way of managing or distracting from uncomfortable emotions. Whilst people may seek comfort foods when they are feeling lonely, sad or stressed, this is not the same as binge eating. Binge eating is different because it feels out of your control and leaves you feeling significantly distressed – with guilt, shame, and fear of gaining weight – and a sense of hopelessness. If you live in Melbourne and are distressed by your binge eating behaviour, contact one of our experienced psychologists for counselling and treatment.