This type of therapy can help if the trigger of the episodes includes problematic relationships and bad communication skills. This helps you improve your relationships with others and relieve tension that may contribute to BED.
Dialectical behavior therapy
Next, behavioral therapy can help if stress is the trigger. Here, you will learn behavioral skills that allow you to better handle stress. By managing your stress, you can regulate your emotions, and even improve your interpersonal relations. This reduces your desire to binge and overeat.
Medications can also help manage binge eating triggers and even reduce symptoms. One medication is topiramate, normally used for seizures. It’s been found to reduce binge-eating episodes but has side effects like sleepiness, trouble concentrating, and dizziness. And since depression is a well-known trigger, antidepressants are good for addressing them. This decreases the tendency to binge-eat, but it’s not clear how they can do so. Currently, it’s associated with certain chemicals in the brain that controls your mood.
It is important to address binge eating disorder as soon as possible. If you think you are suffering from this condition, there are a lot of people who you can turn to for help. A dietician can help you with meal planning and general diet.
If you feel like you don’t have any control over what you eat, seek professional help. Talk to a psychiatrist to help you address the underlying causes of the problem, such as guilt, depression, and more. You can overcome binge eating disorder with enough treatment and support.