Binge Eating Disorder (BED)

BINGE EATING DISORDER (BED)

Binge Eating Disorder may also be referred to as “Compulsive Overeating” or “Emotional Overeating,” and it is now the most common form of eating disordered behavior in the United States. BED is characterized by consuming a large amount of food within a very short period of time (for example, 3-4 meals-worth of food in less than 10 minutes, etc.). People who struggle with Binge Eating sometimes describe feeling as though they “black out” during a binge episode and are not fully aware of the amount they are consuming or how quickly they are consuming it. Binge Eating is typically a behavioral response to “numb out” or decrease the intensity of unpleasant feelings, thoughts, and memories. Binge Eating is an especially dangerous behavior because it can lead to numerous physical and medical complications for the person.

Before seeing Taylor, I was struggling with OCD behavior, compulsive exercise, and learning how to cope with my past in a healthy way. He was very patient, understanding, and non-judgmental, which allowed me to uncover problems that were essentially being pushed aside. I used to get uncomfortable and self-conscious about discussing certain things that happened when I was younger, but the environment that he creates is very welcoming and I felt at ease when memories came to mind. He also asked me…

Anon, Edgebrook, Chicago 2

Before seeing Taylor, I was struggling with OCD behavior, compulsive exercise, and learning how to cope with my past in a healthy way. He was very patient, understanding, and non-judgmental, which allowed me to uncover problems that were essentially being pushed aside. I used to get uncomfortable and self-conscious about discussing certain things that happened when I was younger, but the environment that he creates is very welcoming and I felt at ease when memories came to mind. He also asked me…

Anon, Edgebrook, Chicago

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The Nature of Intrusive Thoughts

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OCD Medication

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