Addition, is addiction, is addiction…and food is in the category.

Alcohol addiction.

Food addiction.

Opiate (heroin, morphine, lortab, methadone, oxycodone, etc.) addiction.

To the brain — it’s all the same. 

If you’re suffering from night time eating or binge eating disorder BED, you’re not alone. BED is the most common eating disorder in the United States. • Out of every 100 women in the United States, a little more than 3 women will have BED in their lifetime.
• Out of every 100 men in the United States, about 2 men will have BED in their lifetime.

What health problems may be related to BED?

People with BED may have:

Digestive problems
Joint pain
Muscle pain
Trouble sleeping
Problems with the menstrual cycle (monthly period) in women

Medications to treat night time eating / binge eating disorder 

(Brand Name)



  • This is the first medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat BED.
  • It is a stimulant and is also used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • It works by changing the amount of certain chemicals in the brain.

Topiramate (Topamax®, Trokendi XR®, Qudexy® XR)

  • This medicine was made to treat seizures and prevent migraine headaches.
  • It is now used to treat many different conditions.

  • It helps rebalance chemicals in the brain and helps correct the electrical activity of brain cells.
Second-generation antidepressants

  • These medicines were made to treat depression, but they are also used to treat other conditions.
  • Examples of second-generation antidepressants include bupropion (Wellbutrin®), citalopram (Celexa®), duloxetine (Cymbalta®), escitalopram (Lexapro®), fluoxetine (Prozac®), fluvoxamine (Luvox®), and sertraline (Zoloft®).

  • These medicines help improve the way your brain uses certain chemicals that control mood, stress, and appetite.

There’s help! I’ll be back in the office seeing patients in the week or so. In the meantime — feel free to email me if you’d like to discuss options. [email protected]