Binge Eating Disorder Treatment Center In San Diego

Woman and man discussing binge eating disorder at Casa Palmera in San Diego, California

Treatment for Overeating Addiction

We understand that treating binge eating is a complex process. Using a combination of cognitive behavioral group therapy and individual psychotherapy, as well as holistic adjunctive treatment techniques, we help you address the personal issues that have been affecting your ability to fully enjoy your life.

Treatment for binge eating disorder at the Casa Palmera treatment center in San Diego is individualized for each patient. It begins with an evaluation by our professionals that includes a comprehensive nutritional assessment by a certified bio-medical nutritionist, as well as bio/neuro feedback with brain mapping. Both of these approaches help you ease your anxiety and help you build the necessary skills needed to make healthy food choices.

Yoga, Reiki, expressive art therapy and meditation are just a few of the adjunctive services available to compliment the individualized cognitive behavioral treatment plan designed by your team of psychiatrists and mental health professionals.

Binge Eating Disorder is a Disease

It is not your fault; it is a disease. With the treatment of binge eating, recovery is possible and a life filled with inner peace is in reach.

  • Social factors, such as an emphasis on appearance by society and the media, may contribute to problems with self-image, thus creating stress for those already biologically vulnerable to disordered eating. Current knowledge suggests that genes, combined with environmental stressors, can contribute to the development of an eating disorder.
  • Commonalities found in those with binge eating disorder include: suffering from low self-esteem, disorganized thought processes, difficulty recognizing and expressing emotions, a family history of depression, and/or trauma.
  • If you have a family member that has struggled with an eating disorder, your chance of developing the disease increases significantly.
  • Various life changes can trigger the onset of binge eating disorder.
  • Past trauma can cause one to use food to numb the pain and fear that can often feel too overwhelming to deal with.

Binge Eating Disorder Treatment

Our binge eating treatment facility, located in San Diego, has a goal to not only heal the physical body but the spirit as well.

Imagine Life Free from Binge Eating. It is Possible.

Proven Treatment for Binge Eating

Begin the healing process with an individualized treatment program designed to address the physical effects and underlying causes of your binge eating disorder. As one of the premier binge eating disorder treatment programs in the country, Casa Palmera successfully treats people from all over the United States and abroad who are suffering from this disorder. We are here to help.

Eating Disorders

Five Primary Contributors

  • Genetics
  • Interpersonal environment
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  • Trauma or various life changes
  • Society

Self-Assessments

Are you looking for treatment for binge eating disorder in the San Diego area? Take the following self-assessment for aid in discovering whether or not you should be seeking treatment for overeating addiction.

Do You Have an Eating Disorder?

Due to an increase in public awareness, ANOREXIA NERVOSA
(key symptoms: refusal to maintain a minimally healthy body weight, intense fear
of gaining weight, and a significant disturbance in the perception of the shape or size
of ones body) and BULIMIA NERVOSA (key symptoms: binge eating- eating what the
individual considers to be too much food in a way that feels out of control- followed by
inappropriate compensatory behaviors (e.g. self-induced vomiting, excessive exercise)
are becoming more and more openly acknowledged.

The following questionnaire will tell you whether or not you think you behave in a way
that indicates that you have tendencies toward anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.

DIRECTIONS:
Answer the questions below honestly. Respond as you are now, not the way you
used to be or the way you would like to be. For an accurate score, do not leave
any questions blank (unless instructed to do so).

  • 1. I have eating habits that are different from those of my family and friends.
  • 2. I cannot go through the day without worrying about what I will or will not eat.
  • 3. I prefer to eat alone or when I am sure that no one will see me.
  • 4. I make excuses (e.g. "I already ate", "I am not feeling well", etc.) so that I will not have to eat with friends and family.
  • 5. I have uncontrollable eating binges during which I consume large amounts of food and afterwards I make myself vomit.
  • 6. I find myself cutting up my food into tiny pieces, hiding food so people will think I ate it, chewing it and spitting it out without swallowing it and/or keeping hidden stashes of food.
  • 7. I have determined that there are certain "safe" foods that are okay for me to eat, and "bad" foods that I refuse to eat.
  • 8. I become angry when others show interest in what I eat and pressure me to eat more.
  • 9. I am afraid that no one would understand my fears about food and eating, so I keep these feelings to myself.
  • 10. I enjoy cooking gourmet meals and/or high calorie foods for others, but I would never eat them myself.
  • 11. I go through long periods of time without eating (fasting) or eating very little as means of weight control.
  • 12. My friends tell me that I am thin, but I do not believe them because I feel fat.
  • 13. I would panic if I got on the scale and found out that I had gained weight.
  • 14. I use laxatives or diuretics as a means of weight control.
  • 15. I have an overwhelming fear of gaining weight.
  • 16. I exercise excessively to try to lose weight and I become anxious if I miss a workout.
  • 17. It is very important that I am thinner than all of my friends.
  • 18. I am unable to maintain a weight that is considered healthy and consistent with my build, age and height.
  • 19. (Females only) My menstrual period has stopped or become irregular due to no known medical reasons.
  • 20. I can spend hours reading books or magazines about dieting, exercising, fitness, or calorie counting.
  • 21. I have felt depressed and irritable lately, and spend most of my time alone.
  • 22. I tend to be a perfectionist; I am not satisfied unless things are perfect.