A condition characterized by the presence of binge eating and the absence of compensatory behaviors. In addition to eating a large amount of food in a discrete period of time, those with binge eating experience marked distress and a loss of control during and after the eating episode.
A condition characterized by the presence of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors. These compensatory behaviors can include laxative use, self-induced vomiting, exercise and restricting food intake.
Encompasses multiple diagnoses that are characterized by fluctuations in mood. The most common condition is Major Depressive Disorder which is defined by an episode of low energy, a sad state for a longer duration of time, changes in appetite, and disturbances to sleep. Some mood-related disorders are also characterized by episodes of mania or hypomania.
Encompasses a set of diagnoses that are characterized by nervousness, panic, or obsessions. Often they have physical symptoms such as a rapid heart rate, dizziness, sweating and muscle tension. They can be generalized symptoms to many situations or specific to one type of situation.
Two approaches that show efficacy in treating binge eating disorder are Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Binge Eating (DBT-ED). CBT-E focuses on establishing
Signs and symptoms associated with Binge Eating Disorder, plus the following:
Depending on the frequency and duration of symptoms, medical monitoring may need to be a part of treatment. Therapeutic approaches are similar to Binge Eating Disorder including CBT-E and DBT-ED.
People experiencing depressive mood states may notice:
People experiencing manic mood states may notice:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy and third-wave cognitive-behavioral therapies have shown a great deal of efficacy in treating mood disorders. For some, it can also be beneficial to introduce an anti-depressant medication to supplement your therapeutic work.
Feeling nervous, restless or tense
Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom
Increased heart rate
Problems with breathing
Feeling weak or tired
Difficulties with sleeping
Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems
Having difficulty controlling worry
Having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety
Exposure and Response Prevention has been found to be effective in treating many different anxiety-related disorders including Panic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Depending on the amount of impairment the symptoms may cause, some people may choose to introduce an anti-depressant medication to support them in behavioral approaches.