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 mental illness characterised with binge episodes accompanied by feelings of loss of control, and in many cases feelings of guilt. People with Binge Eating Disorder usually have episodes where they eat a large amount of food on a regular basis, to the point where they feel uncomfortable.

If you need help to stop from binge eating and think that you may have Binge Eating Disorder, please read the following information to see if you would be suitable for the program.

Type Combined Inpatient and Day Patient Binge Eating Disorder Program
Frequency/duration

This program consists of three phases of treatment over nine weeks, designed to guide recovery from the beginning to end.

Phase One: Eight day inpatient stay at The Hollywood Clinic
Phase Two: Twice weekly evening group therapy sessions for four weeks
Phase Three: Once weekly evening group therapy session for four weeks

Who 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 regular compensatory behaviours in bulimia nervosa such as purging
  • Loss of control when it comes to eating resulting in feelings of guilt

Individuals with the 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) with key components of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. 

Additional information

An important part of this program is a commitment to regular support group attendance and 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 during business hours or email thcbookings.hph@ramsayhealth.com.au.

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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 08 9346 6667.