The Hollywood Clinic
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Binge Eating Disorder

A patient attends the Binge Eating program at The Hollywood Clinic

What is Binge Eating Disorder?

Binge Eating Disorder is a psychological difficulty characterised by regular episodes of eating an objectively large amount of food in a discrete time period. Binge episodes are often accompanied by feelings of loss of control, eating alone or in secret, eating very rapidly, and in many cases feelings of guilt and shame.

If you think that you may have Binge Eating Disorder and would like support to help end the cycle, please read the following information to see if you would be suitable for the program.

Type Binge Eating Disorder Day Patient Program
Frequency/duration

Phase One: Twice weekly evening group therapy sessions for five weeks
Phase Two: Once weekly evening group therapy session for five weeks

Who it is for

Males and females between 18 and 60 years of age with the following signs of binge eating:

  • Recurring and persistent episodes of binge eating
  • Marked distress regarding binge eating
  • Absence of compensatory behaviours such as purging, laxative use or compulsive exercise
  • Loss of control when it comes to eating resulting in feelings of shame or guilt

Individuals with this disorder are not necessarily overweight or obese, or underweight.

About the program

The Binge Eating Disorder program at The Hollywood Clinic focuses on recovery for participants and assists them to develop the knowledge and skills to overcome unhelpful eating behaviours and mindsets. The program improves eating competency through individualised meal plans and supported eating. It also educates participants on emotional triggers and improves their understanding of the causal and maintaining factors that perpetuate unhelpful behaviours.

The program is coordinated by a multi-disciplinary team including a psychologist and psychiatrist, to provide comprehensive patient support. A specialist dietitian also facilitates the nutritional component of the program.

The psychological treatment approach is grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which helps to change unhelpful or unhealthy habits of thinking, feeling and behaving. This is accompanied by key components of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. 

Additional information

An important part of this program is a commitment to regular group attendance and committed practice of the skills introduced.

Participants require private health insurance or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) entitlements or must agree to self-fund the course. 

Enquiries If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please call (08) 9346 6803 or enquire using the form below.
Binge Eating Disorder Brochure
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GPs and Referrers

Referrer guidelines and a screening tool are available to referring physicians / psychiatrists. Please email our GP Liaison at GPLiaison.hph@ramsayhealth.com.au or phone our Triage Nurse on 08 9346 6850.