Binge Eating Disorder: Seeking Help & Support

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Binge eating disorder doesn’t just affect ones’ eating; it can also affect a person’s mental health. People with binge eating disorder tend to feel guilty and embarrassed about their condition, and will isolate themselves from others.  When isolated, they feel safer, thinking that they can keep their condition as a secret. However, it is important to always keep in mind that you are not alone. You can find help and support.

Here are some tips that can help you find motivation and support:

  • Understand that it is a medical condition: The first step is to get a professional diagnosis. Binge eating disorder is a recognized mental health condition with treatments available. While many people can overindulge from time to time, people with binge eating disorder feel a loss of control while eating.
  • Talk to a therapist: As binge eating disorder can affect you mental health, talking to a therapist can be beneficial. Talking will help you to relieve stress and anxiety concerning your condition. The therapist will also be able to better to help you find the support you need.
  • Tell a loved one: Sharing your problem with a loved one does help. Choose the person you feel close to and open up about your condition. Let them know how you feel and how they can help you.
  • Join a support group: Joining a conversation with people who share the same or a similar problem with you can help you see and feel that you are not alone. Furthermore, support groups can offer you encouragement, hope, and advice.

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