Thursday, February 03, 2011

Eating Disorder Center of Denver Introduces New Treatment Program for Binge Eaters

The Eating Disorder Center of Denver (EDCD) has added a 10-week treatment program for patients with binge eating disorder to its comprehensive scope of care. The program opened to patients on January 24.

Binge eating disorder is characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating and a sense of loss of control over eating. Someone who suffers from binge eating disorder generally eats an unusually large amount of food at one time, much more quickly during binge episodes and until physically uncomfortable.

The Eating Disorder Center of Denver created their program in response to the increased prevalence of binge eating disorder in the United States. In fact, approximately 4 million people are reported to have binge eating disorder in the U.S. alone.

The new 10-week treatment at EDCD involves a combination of partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment.

“We have seen many patients with binge eating in the past and decided to add a program to our repertoire in order to better treat these individuals,” said J. Verne Singleton, chief executive officer of EDCD. “We strive to do whatever we can to help our patients recover from eating disorders and this new treatment program expands our ability to do so.”

The binge eating program at the Eating Disorder Center of Denver adds to the centers current treatment options, including partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programs, outpatient therapy and an evening intensive outpatient treatment program.

For more information about the Eating Disorder Center of Denver, please call 303-771-0861, visit, follow us on Twitter @EDCDenver or find us on Facebook.

About Eating Disorder Center of Denver

Established in 2001, Eating Disorder Center of Denver (EDCD) is one of the nation's foremost centers for the diagnosis and treatment of the full range of eating disorders. EDCD is committed to empowering individuals 18 years of age and older suffering with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and related disorders to help them achieve and sustain recovery. A multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, physicians, clinicians, family therapists and registered dietitians work together to create a specialized, evidence-based treatment plan for each patient. For additional information about EDCD, visit or call 303-771-0861.

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