Binge Eating Can Be Coping Mechanism for Trauma

When trauma underlies a patient’s binge eating disorder, recovery cannot begin until the binge eating stops — and long-term remission cannot occur until the trauma is addressed and alternate coping mechanisms are developed. The underlying trauma may not be from an incredibly dramatic event such as witnessing a death, suffering a sexual assault, experiencing a serious car accident or being deployed in combat. It could be having a family pet die, losing a job, being forgotten at school or going … Continue reading Binge Eating Can Be Coping Mechanism for Trauma