Recovery from Binge Eating Disorder


  • Adrienne Krentz
  • Judy Chew
  • Nancy Arthur


The purpose of this study was to characterize the psychological processes of recovery from binge eating disorder (BED). A model was developed by asking the research question, “What is the experience of recovery for women with BED?” Unstructured interviews were conducted with six women who met the DSM-IV criteria for BED, and who were recovered from binge eating for a minimum of six months. The model consists of the core category, Self-Awakening, and four phases, Self-Reflecting, Assessing Present Life Situation, Healing/Restoring Oneself, and Creating Balance. The main psychological processes of each phase are outlined and implications for counselling women with BED are discussed.




How to Cite

Krentz, A., Chew, J., & Arthur, N. (2007). Recovery from Binge Eating Disorder. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 39(2). Retrieved from



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