Binge Eating Disorder Specialist

elevate medical

Psychiatry located in New York, NY

Do you eat large quantities of food to the point of discomfort over a short period of time? Are you ashamed of your binges, but feel as though they’re out of your control? You may be struggling with binge eating disorder (BED), a serious, but common, eating disorder. Elevate medical in Manhattan, New York City, specializes in diagnosing and treating BED. For an integrative approach to mental wellness that can help you gain control over your binge eating disorder, contact the office by phone or online today.

Binge Eating Disorder Q&A

What is binge eating disorder?

Binge eating disorder (BED) is a severe eating disorder characterized by the consumption of large quantities of food in a very short period of time, often to the point of discomfort. During a binge, you may feel as though you’ve lost complete control over your eating.

Researchers are still investigating the underlying cause of BED, but theorize it may develop from a combination of factors, including genetics, biological factors, long-term dieting, and psychological issues. 

BED is more common in women than men and usually develops during the late teens or early 20s.  

What are the signs and symptoms of binge eating disorder?

Signs and symptoms of binge eating disorder vary in type and severity. The eating disorder affects your emotional and physical health and may alter usual behaviors.

Common signs and symptoms of binge eating disorder include:

  • Eating large quantities of food over a set period of time
  • Eating when you’re full or not hungry
  • Feeling uncomfortable eating around others
  • Hoarding food in strange places
  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Trying every new fad diet
  • Extreme concern about weight and appearance
  • Low self-esteem
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Eating alone or in secret
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Difficulty concentrating

If you or someone you love has symptoms of BED, contact elevate medical right away. When left untreated, BED may persist for years, leading to more emotional, mental, and physical distress. 

Elevate medical can help you find the unbearable void you try to fill with food and replace the emptiness and chaos with wholeness and serenity. 

What happens during a binge eating disorder evaluation?

At elevate medical, the path to mental wellness is a journey. The first step is to figure out who you’re meant to be. During your initial visit, your provider at elevate medical spends time listening to you to help you figure out why you’re not feeling whole. 

Elevate medical takes an integrative approach to care, recognizing that the mind and body are closely connected. When one is off balance or out of sync, it may amplify symptoms of the other. The psychiatric practice also conducts a physical exam to rule out any medical condition that may be causing your symptoms.

The goal of the evaluation is to find the root cause of your BED so your provider at elevate medical can clear the weeds and rocks and build from a leveled and fertile foundation. 

How is binge eating disorder treated?

Elevate medical focuses on providing therapy that helps you break the cycle of negative thinking and bring around more understanding, awareness, and change.

Your mental wellness is a journey that starts with a dream. Elevate medical provides you with the tools and support you need to build and grow your dream. 

Medications are only prescribed when needed and tapered when you get to a better place. Elevate medical selects evidence-based medications uniquely tailored to meet your specific needs to avoid polypharmacy, which is the use of multiple medications to treat the same condition.

As you progress through your therapy, your inner radiance will emerge and bring calm and balance within you. 

Binge eating disorder is a serious eating disorder that causes feelings of shame and guilt, but there’s no need to suffer in silence. For compassionate care, contact elevate medical by phone or online today.