Is it possible that someone purposefully develop a binge eating disorder and get fat?

Doubt. I doubt that people "just want to get fat". That sounds strange. What would the motivation be and the beliefs behind the motivation. Yes, someone could eat that way on purpose - but that would be stranger than a binge eating disorder. I find most people with a binge eating disorder have manyproblems that we work with in psychotherapy.

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Could someone with binge eating disorder get better?

Yes. Yes someone with binge eating disorder can get better but if it is a significant problem then being involved with a formal eating disorder program is essential. Read more...
Yes he/she could. But have him evaluated first to see what need to be done. Read more...
Yes. Binge eating disorder is treatable through therapy (and sometimes in conjunction with a dietitian) . In treatment people learn what is eating "at" them instead of focusing on what they're eating. Bingeing is often a way of numbing, distracting or expressing internal conflict. Therapy helps you identify internal triggers and conflicts, and find new ways to cope. There is hope! Read more...

Can one with binge eating disorder get better?

Absolutely! You need help and you need help from people who will not shame you, regardless of your size. Read more...
Absolutely!! I've treated patients who struggled DECADES and are no longer bingeing. Whatever is going on with food is a symptom of the problem, not "the" problem. It's vital to understand what's eating "at" you, instead of focusing on food. Psychotherapy can help you learn new ways of coping. Read more...

How can I get treated for binge eating disorder?

Talk with your doc. First, talk with your physician about your eating problem. Get a full history and physical. There are also psychiatrists and psychologists who specifically treat eating disorders, including binge eating. Ask for referrals. In addition, you can attend overeaters anonymous: http://www.Oa.Org/ -- very helpful group for many. For more info on binge eating: http://tinyurl.Com/8gx5ml. Read more...

I think I have binge eating disorder. What can I do to get help?

Get assessed. An eating disorders specialist (generally a licensed psychologist) can go through your eating habits with you and establish whether you have this condition. If so, the same person can treat you for it. Read more...
Understanding BED... Binge eating disorder is treatable through therapy (and sometimes in conjunction with a dietitian) . In treatment people learn what is eating "at" them instead of focusing on what they're eating. Bingeing is often a way of numbing, distracting or expressing internal conflict. Therapy helps you identify internal triggers and conflicts, and find new ways to cope. There is hope! Read more...

I overcame bulimia for 15 yrs, started binging no purge overcame for 8yr no help. Now it is back binge eating disorder out of control how get help?

Bulimia. You can start by seeing an eating disorder specialist as an outpatient. Many hospitals also have inpatient programs for the treatment of bulimia. I have had several patients go through this type of treatment successfully. Read more...
Professional help. I would recent a counselor optimally one experienced with eating disorders . Over eating anonymous is a group like aa .Consider removing gluten .Gluten sensitive sea to prompt carbohydrate craving sometimes.Make a written contract with yourself-write down everything you eat calculate the number of calories appropriate to eat for you and keep track may also help. Read more...

What can I do to get over binge eating disorder?

See a specialist. I would reccomend working with an experienced clinician. It will take effort. Consider working with a group-look for overeaters anonomyous. Consider food sensitivities. Sometime gluten sensitivity can result in carbohydrate craving=consider trying gluten free. Read more...

What to do if I have wondered if I have binge eating disorder, but have concluded that I'm mostly just bored could use to get over this thing?

Emotional Eating. Many people with binge eating disorder eat because of feelings that are emotionally uncomfortable. Boredom is often another word for a feeling that is unpleasant that you have not defined for yourself. Getting over this requires learning what you are feeling and how to tolerate this without turning to food. Counseling could help as well as support groups. Read more...

Can you recommend what to do to get rid of binge eating disorder?

Seek a specialist. Bed is usually triggered by emotional cues you may or may not be aware of. Binging is a way to unconsciously boost brain Dopamine and serotonin to regulate good feelings. Treatment should consist of an eating disorder therapist, likely a nutritionist, and possibly a psychiatrist. Some medications can be very effective at reducing episodes but an evaluation would be required. Read more...
Recovery is possible. BED is way of resolving a internal conflict through physical action. People think they are triggered by food but actually are triggered by emotions that lead to bingeing. They binge to numb, distract or comfort themselves. To stop, you must seek treatment to identify what's eating "at" you instead of focusing on what you're eating, and find new ways to respond to yourself. Recovery is possible. Read more...