Compulsive Eating Disorder

Is an Eating Disorder Eating Away at Your Life?


Compulsive eating disorder, also known as binge eating, occurs when a person has an obsessive, compulsive relationship to food. Sufferers experience repeated periods of continuous eating without regular compensatory behaviors.

Binge eaters are different from people who help themselves to second or third plates at social gatherings. Binge eaters devour food uncontrollably. This type of behavior can be dangerous, and even life threatening, because, as they purge, they often gain an excessive amount of weight.

Those suffering from this condition should seek help immediately. If not treated, compulsive eating disorder can lead to major depression, sleep apnea and social disorder. Long term health effects include high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, kidney disease, arthritis, bone deterioration and stroke.

Healing Begins with Knowing Your Options

At Fairwinds Treatment Center, we use a unique dual diagnosis methodology to treat those with compulsive eating disorder. For example, those falling victim to compulsive eating often feel deeply embarrassed about goring and vow to stop. Despite this shame, they can’t resist their urges and continue to eat. We not only treat their health problems but their psychological troubles as well.

If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder, such as compulsive overeating, contact Fairwinds Treatment Center today.



If you are ready to discuss treatment for yourself or a loved one, the Fairwinds admissions team is here to help.

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Why Choose Fairwinds Treatment Center

Fairwinds Treatment Center is one of the top eating disorder treatment centers in the world. Our specialists, Dr. Khal El-Yousef and Dr. Pauline Powers, understand the complexities of these ailments and the underlying psychological conditions that cause them, and implement clinically backed methods to help adult men and women and adolescent boys and girls uncover and overcome the root causes of their disorders, even while assisting in their physical recovery.

At Fairwinds Treatment Center in Clearwater, Florida, we provide a unique and effective treatment approach that combines psychological and emotional support with nutritional guidance. Our medical professionals know that every patient is fighting their own intensely personal battle. With that in mind, our Eating Disorder programs are tailored to the needs of each individual and their family. We operate a small, comfortable residential treatment center where you or your loved one can take the time necessary to truly heal.

Dr. Pauline Powers is nationally and internationally recognized as a leading researcher, educator and trainer in the continually evolving field of eating disorder treatment, and has 40 years of experience fighting this fight. She currently sits on the Scientific Board of Directors of the National Eating Disorders Screening Program and the Editorial Board of the Eating Disorders Review and has also served as the founding President of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), President of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and founding member of the Eating Disorders Research Society.

If you or your loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, there is no time to waste. Contact Fairwinds Treatment Center today by phone or via our online form to start the journey toward treatment and recovery.

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