Eating disorder expert Dr. Divya Kakaiya presents on binge eating disorder and impulsive dysregulation. Divya Kakaiya, Ph D., is the Clinical Director and Founder of Healthy Within treatment program in San Diego and Past President and Founder of Healthy Within Foundation, California. She has been treating eating disorders since 1985. Patients with binge eating disorder suffer in a similar fashion to those of bulimia, they often grapple with feelings of anger, loss, anxiety and shame when it comes to their relationship with food. Binge eating often times creates more depression, which can fuel the cycle of the disease as the patient looks to self-medicate. Binge eating can often times go un-diagnosed or un-recognized because it does not have the purging symptom that people often associate with eating disorders.
Eating Disorder Expert Dr. Divya Kakaiya
Dr. Divya Kakaiya and the staff at Sovereign Health believe in treating the individual and not just the eating disorder itself. Sovereign Health creates an environment where a patient can feel comfortable describing their relationship with food and building confidence towards creating a healthier eating life style. Impulse dysregulation often times accompanies the binge eating as patients struggle with controlling their impulse when it comes to food management. Sovereign Health are experts at treating eating disorders, often times with a dual diagnosis, in which the patient is treated for the eating disorder itself as well as the underlying psychological issue that is responsible for the disorder.
When it comes to eating disorder treatments, Dr. Divya Kakaiya believes in a combination of neurofeedback and support groups. There are a variety of support groups available so patients will have the opportunity to find a discussion group they feel comfortable with. In the video below you will hear Dr. Divya Kakaiya shares her years of expertise in the eating disorder field as she is a featured presenter in the Sovereign Health speaker series. Access all of Sovereign Health’s past presentations here.