CONDITIONS WE TREAT

Let us simplify what may otherwise seem complicated.

We realize you and your loved ones are more than a label. Using common diagnostic terms can aid understanding and help guide treatment solutions.

Binge-eating

Binge eating is defined as eating a large amount of food within a short time frame (less than 2 hours) that would be considered excessive for a normal person. This is most commonly seen in those with binge eating disorders and may also be due to lack of impulse control. Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder among adults and affects about 3.5% of women and 2% of men in the United States (Iacovino et al., 2013). Binge eating is associated with comorbid psychiatric diagnoses, poor quality of life, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and impaired social functioning (Iacovino et al., 2013). With treatment, recovery is possible if appropriate therapy and other interventions are successful.  Binge-eating is also associated with the need for relief from trauma or stress and can suddenly emerge after stressful life events.  Regardless of the onset, cutting-edge therapies can change the brain’s impulse control mechanisms and stop the impulses from occurring to help people recover from binge eating.  In our experience, the sooner the treatment starts after the first episode, fewer sessions are needed for success.

Iacovino, J. M., Gredysa, D. M., Altman, M., Wilfley, D. E. (2013). Psychological treatments for binge eating disorder. Current Psychiatry Reports, 14(4), 432-446. Doi: 10.1007/s11920-012-0277-8

What We Don’t Treat

We are not an emergency clinic. We are an outpatient provider so we do not have inpatient facilities. We are not a hospital and do not provide detox services for addictions. We do not treat schizophrenia or brain disorders related to advancing age such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. We are not contracted with any court system and do not provide court ordered services related to child custody or other matters.

ADHD affects 11% of school-age children (4-17) and symptoms continue into adulthood in more than 75% of children. Boys are over twice as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD (13.3%) compared to girls (5.6%)

Source: National Resource Center on ADHD

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