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Treating a Binge Eating Disorder

Mental health is the single-most important factor when it comes to your ability to enjoy life. Those who find themselves struggling with mental health issues often feel alone. Binge eating disorders can be especially isolating, as they’re often associated with intense feelings of shame and guilt. This can prevent people from reaching out and seeking the help they may need most.

Our professional team at Peaceful Mind Psychology have a specialised interest in the treatment of eating disorders. Our psychology methods are evidence-based, which means they have been proven to work in a clinical setting. Our psychologists are well trained and experienced in binge eating disorder therapy, so they understand just how complicated life can become when struggling with an eating disorder.

How to Recognise Binge Eating Disorder in Yourself or a Loved One

Often times, people with this disorder will only binge in private. This can make it difficult to recognise in others, but you will be able to recognise Binge Eating Disorder in yourself.

The following are signs that you may be struggling with Binge Eating Disorder:

  • Overeating
    Overeating occurs in regular sessions and may involve rituals or specific patterns, such as having to watch a specific show while eating or consuming snacks in a specific order.
  • Binge Eating
    Binging on food is almost always followed by internal feelings of shame or guilt.
  • Junk Foods
    There will likely be periods of dieting, or giving up unhealthy food groups that may even have success for a short while, however this period is then typically followed by a return to old comforts.
  • Purge Dieting
    Binge eating is often accompanied by purge dieting, which can result in significant weight fluctuations.

These are just a few of signs of you may be struggling with a Binge Eating Disorder. It is a complex disorder that can look different depending on the individual.

Contact our practice in Melbourne if you are concerned for yourself or a loved one.

Eating Disorders Can be Caused by Many Factors

Eating disorders can arise from multiple sources. Often they present with poor body image and strict dieting. It is not uncommon for people with eating disorders to experience a life issue or difficulty in their relationships before becoming unwell. Research also shows that eating disorders are more likely to arise if there is a family history. However, there is no one single cause that can explain why an eating disorder develops.

At Peaceful Mind Psychology we are well acquainted with the various factors that contribute to an unhealthy relationship with body image and food. It’s never exactly the same for any two people. However, there is tremendous comfort in knowing that others do feel the same as you. We have helped clients of all different ages and backgrounds which have suffered from eating difficulties overcome their troubles and get back to living a happy life on their terms.


About Peaceful Mind Psychology

Peaceful Mind Psychology is comprised of psychologists who whilst being professionally qualified, are genuinely warm and caring individuals. Our team’s devotion to kindness, honesty and empathy has been a major factor in the growth of Peaceful Mind Psychology.

If you’re looking for an open and warm-hearted approach to eating disorder treatment in Melbourne, we’re here for you.

Our Treatments are Evidence-Based and Comprehensive

There are several well-researched treatments that are effective in treating Eating Disorders like Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder. Binge Eating Disorder in particular is best treated with Cognitive-behavioural Therapy (CBT). Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Guided CBT Online, Psychoeducation and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) have also been proven to be effective in binge eating disorder treatment.

Research shows that you are more likely to recover with specialised treatment than simply “will-power”, using self-help books, or familial support. Our professional team are experienced and trained to help you on the road to eating disorder recovery.

As part of our comprehensive treatment approach to eating disorders we collaborate within a multidisciplinary team, including dieticians and GP’s. We are well connected with like-minded health professionals who are educated in eating disorder treatment. We work hard within these multidisciplinary teams to achieve your therapy goals

A Better Life is Just Around the Corner

We know how difficult it can be to ask for help, but it is an important step in recovery. Even if you don’t talk with a professional, opening up to a trusted family member or friend can bring immense relief. No matter what, remember you are worth the time and effort it takes to get better.

If you feel you’re ready to speak with a professional, please contact our practice today.

It can be difficult to Find a Psychologist that is right for you. However, our Melbourne Psychology Clinic makes it easy for you: We personally match you with with one of our lovely and professional Melbourne Psychologists based on your needs and personality. We also offer psychologists who are professionally trained in Clinical Psychology and Child and Adolescents.

You will always find a comforting and relaxing environment within our walls. Our psychologists are friendly and relatable. While they are well trained in eating disorder therapy, they also take the time to adapt their approach to the individual. We know that every person is unique and we collaborate with you to achieve your goals and hopes.