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Does binge eating disorder treatment work?

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Deciding to seek treatment for binge eating disorder is the first step toward getting better. Therapy can make you feel better about yourself and help you learn ways to stop overeating. Research shows that 70% of people who are treated for the disorder stop bingeing. That’s a higher success rate than for other eating disorders.

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Aguera, Z., , November 2013. BMC Psychiatry

The Charis Center for Eating Disorders at Indiana University Methodist Hospitals: “Levels of Care.” 

Angela Guarda, MD, director, Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders Program.

Iacovino, J., ugust 2012. Current Psychiatry Reports, A

Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, clinical nutrition therapist; spokeswoman, National Eating Disorders Association; founder and nutritional director, Eating Disorder Treatment Collaborative Nutrition Counseling Specialists and Eating Wellness Programs, Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York City.

Mayo Clinic: “Binge-Eating Disorder: Complications,” “Binge Eating Disorder: Coping and Support,” “Binge-Eating Disorder: Treatments and Drugs.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Weight-Control Information Network: “Binge Eating Disorder.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Eating Disorders: Binge-eating Disorder.”

Jennifer J. Thomas, PhD, co-director, Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

SOURCES:

Aguera, Z., , November 2013. BMC Psychiatry

The Charis Center for Eating Disorders at Indiana University Methodist Hospitals: “Levels of Care.” 

Angela Guarda, MD, director, Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders Program.

Iacovino, J., ugust 2012. Current Psychiatry Reports, A

Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, clinical nutrition therapist; spokeswoman, National Eating Disorders Association; founder and nutritional director, Eating Disorder Treatment Collaborative Nutrition Counseling Specialists and Eating Wellness Programs, Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York City.

Mayo Clinic: “Binge-Eating Disorder: Complications,” “Binge Eating Disorder: Coping and Support,” “Binge-Eating Disorder: Treatments and Drugs.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Weight-Control Information Network: “Binge Eating Disorder.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Eating Disorders: Binge-eating Disorder.”

Jennifer J. Thomas, PhD, co-director, Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

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