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Binge eating disorder (BED) treatment

Binge eating disorder (BED), also known as ‘compulsive eating disorder’, is a fairly common condition, but has only recently been recognised as an eating disorder. BED is characterised by binge eating, whereby individuals regularly eat a large amount of food in one sitting, regardless of whether or not they are hungry. However, unlike other eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa, BED sufferers do not engage in purging behaviours and therefore, the constant overeating that is associated with BED is likely to result in obesity and other associated complications.

Our specialists at Priory are committed to addressing the underlying causes and triggers for your BED, in order to reduce your unhealthy binge eating behaviours, and promote health and wellbeing. Our expert BED treatment plans are tailored according to individual needs, in order to result in the best possible outcomes for each and every one of our patients.

It is important to recognise that if you think that you or someone that you know is struggling with BED, this condition is treatable and the most crucial first step is to seek expert support and treatment for your binge eating. Our expert BED treatment teams, located throughout our extensive national network of hospitals and wellbeing centres, consist of highly skilled psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, nurses and other eating disorder specialists. We are dedicated to empowering each individual who seeks support to reduce their binge eating behaviours, develop an understanding of their unhealthy eating habits and compulsions, and ultimately take steps towards a healthy, fulfilling and positive way of life.

A highly skilled BED treatment team

Our eating disorder experts possess unrivalled clinical experience and expertise in this area, and are able to deliver a wide variety of tried and tested therapeutic methods to treat your BED symptoms, and help you to identify the source of your harmful binge eating behaviours. All of the treatment that you receive at Priory is tailored according to your unique condition, needs, and circumstances, in order to ensure that you benefit from a truly personalised package of care and the most positive outcomes for you as an individual. You will also be involved in all decisions that are made about your care and treatment, so that you are placed at the centre of your binge eating disorder treatment journey and can take steps towards achieving a bespoke and sustainable recovery.

It is important to recognise that without timely and professional treatment, your BED may become increasingly more severe over time and can have a devastating impact on your psychological wellbeing, your ability to function in your day-to-day life, and can also result in a range of enduring physical health problems. At Priory, we understand that it can be overwhelming to seek support for BED, but you can be assured that we are here to help you every step of the way towards overcoming this devastating eating disorder, and returning to the happy, productive and BED-free life that you deserve.

This page was clinically reviewed by Dr Pippa Hugo (MBChB, MRCPsych) in July 2018, and is scheduled to be reviewed again in July 2020. To view all Priory BED specialists, please click here.

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