Binge Eating Disorder Resources, Support and References

Binge Eating Disorder Support Groups

People who have binge eating disorder may be suffering from great emotional stress, depression, severe guilt about binge eating and low self-esteem. It is important that they are given the emotional support and understanding that they need in order to help the process of recovery. Family members, as well as the friends of people with binge eating disorder can help their loved one by educating themselves about this disorder, helping the person find support groups, medical, and psychological attention. It is also possible that all family members may be contributing to the causes of the binge eating disorder, or that they themselves have the disorder. In such cases, it is important for family members to gain more understanding about the disorder in order to refrain from behaving in ways that will worsen the disorder in their loved one or in themselves. It will be wise to look into family therapy options and to find appropriate support groups or communities. The following are some of the available support group or communities for people affected by binge eating disorder: is a pro-recovery website for people affected by eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating and binge eating disorder. They provide education and information services, forums, online support and referrals.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who are affected by compulsive overeating and or binge eating and other eating problems. They provide a support community for people trying to recover from such problems. There are about 6,500 Overeaters Anonymous groups that meet each week in over 75 countries. Overeaters Anonymous follow the Twelve-Step and Twelve-Tradition program founded by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Binge Eating Disorder References

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Related Conditions

Anorexia Nervosa – Starvation, Over-Exercise, Laxatives, Diuretics, Warped Body Image
Bulimia Nervosa – purging, fasting enema, laxatives, diuretics, recurrent binge eating
Generalized Anxiety Disorder – irrational worry, anxiety, depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – obsession, compulsiveness, repeated ritualistic activities