Binge Eating Treatment for 16-75-year-olds: Signs, Symptoms and Rehab

Our Specialist Eating Disorder Clinic

Our Banbury Lodge eating disorder clinic is one of the few binge eating disorder residential rehab clinics in the UK. We not only diagnose specific illnesses but also develop tailored programmes of recovery for each client. Rehabilitating those with binge eating, anorexia and bulimia are not easy but we have proven techniques that are approved by the Care Quality Commission.

One of the key USPs of our model is that our post-rehab care is UK leading and unrivalled. We don’t simply over 1-year free aftercare like all other clinics – we provide free lifetime aftercare through our very own social and community offering called UKAT Alumni. Read more about the future of lifelong support, socialising and freedom from destructive behaviours

What is Binge Eating Disorder (BED)?

People with binge eating disorder eat large quantities of food, over a short period of time (called bingeing). BED is not about choosing to eat extra-large portions, nor are people who suffer from it just “overindulging” – far from being enjoyable, binges are very distressing.

Sufferers find it difficult to stop during a binge even if they want to, and some people with binge eating disorder have described feeling disconnected from what they’re doing during a binge, or even struggling to remember what they’ve eaten afterwards.

Diagnosing Binge Eating Disorder

Signs & Symptoms of Abuse

Behavioural

  • Organising life around bingeing episodes
  • Buying lots of food
  • Eating when not hungry
  • Hoarding food
  • Social withdrawal and isolation
  • Eating very rapidly
  • Mood swings
  • Eating until uncomfortably full
  • Avoiding eating around others
  • Irritability

Psychological

  • Feelings of shame and guilt after bingeing
  • Other mental illnesses, such as depression or anxiety
  • A sense of being out of control around food
  • Spending a lot or most of their time thinking about food
  • Feeling anxious and tense, especially overeating in front of others
  • Low confidence and self-esteem

Physical

  • Weight gain
  • Tiredness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Poor skin condition
  • Stomach pain
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Other stomach problems

Long-term Effects

  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Joint and back pain
  • Difficulty conceiving and infertility
  • Heart disease

Co-occurring Disorders

Clients suffering from binge eating disorder who are treated at Banbury Lodge often have a co-occurring illness such as depression, anxiety or drug abuse such as cocaine dependency. Our addiction counsellors are experts in diagnosing those suffering from eating disorders and/or dual diagnosis or addiction

Why Residential Rehab Works

At Banbury Lodge, we have a proven track record of rehabilitating those with BED. Uncovering the root causes of the disease happens in one-to-one therapy. Group therapy encourages identification and the end to isolation and loneliness. Talking therapies such as CBT foster positive thought patterns and the ability to deal with life on life’s terms. While in a residential clinic your weight management programme will be meticulously managed, and our private chef will tailor to your dietary requirements while enforcing a highly nutritious and fresh approach to meal time.

Recovery Treatment

During rehab, you will be treated physically, emotionally and spiritually. Our specialist programmes include:

  • Weight Management
  • Nutritional Programme
  • Diet Plans & Private Chef
  • One-to-One Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Fitness Programme
  • Music & Art Therapy
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Overeaters Anonomous Meetings
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Eating Disorders Admissions Process

We have a very simple and streamlined admissions process for binge eating rehab admission which you can find here…

In order to fully understand you or your son or daughter etc… we will discuss in detail with you the below:

  1. Presenting concerns
  2. Psychiatric history
  3. Medical history
  4. Social history
  5. Past treatment history

Once we have all the relevant information, we can recommend the best course of treatment and arrange a speedy admission.

Rehab for Teenagers

Unfortunately, eating disorders Inc. BED is becoming more prevalent in the young and we are one of the only clinics in the country that treats 16-19-year-olds. Our specialist team are experienced in managing the sensitivities and complexities of youth and will work with the family when required in order to guarantee the highest levels of care at all time. Read more about our teenage specific approach…

Free Lifelong Aftercare Programme

We understand that leaving rehab and having to face the reality of day-to-day life can be an extremely daunting thought. While you may be determined to continue living free from your eating disorder, external triggers and negative thought patterns exist and dealing with these alone can leave you feeling isolated. To support you during this vital time, we have created a two-tier approach to long-term sobriety.

Short-term:

We provide one year’s worth of free aftercare support sessions every week in the rehab you attended (or nearest clinic). Here you will engage with a group based therapeutic approach, with loved ones in attendance (if you so wish) but with the opportunity to speak with a counsellor one-to-one.

Long-term:

We have built the UK’s first recovery network for all those who have attended a UKAT treatment facility. This lifelong recovery network is called Alumni – a gateway to life from post-rehab which focuses on companionship. Events include Christmas parties, dinners, adventure days out and, of course, summer BBQs.

This is the future of permanent recovery, and we are proud to be the first rehab family in the UK to offer it. Many people fear rehab means an end to their social life. At UKAT we say it’s only just begun! Please call to hear more about rehab, recovery and lifelong freedom.

If you have any questions regarding our eating disorder clinic, other treatment locations and cost – we can answer them!