Linden Oaks launches new program to treat binge eating

January 09, 2018

Linden Oaks Behavioral Health is expanding its Eating Disorders Program to include an Intensive Outpatient Program for binge eating. Binge eating disorder affects millions of Americans and is the most common eating disorder among adults in the United States.

Binge eating characteristics include eating a larger amount of food than normal, eating rapidly or to the point of feeling uncomfortably full or sick, and/or eating alone or in secret. During binge eating experiences, individuals may feel a lack of control about eating and guilt, depression, embarrassment or disgust after eating.

The Intensive Outpatient Program consists of individual, group and family counseling, and nutritional and exercise counseling. The number of hours (typically 3-5) and the frequency of visits are decreased as the patient progresses.

Linden Oaks’ treatment approach targets underlying physical, emotional and social complications associated with binge eating, and promotes mindful eating habits. A team of psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed therapists, registered nurses and dietitians develops healthy eating plans, and implements coping strategies and relapse prevention to enable sustained recovery.

For more information, email To schedule an assessment for binge eating services, call the Linden Oaks Help Line 24/7 at 630-305-5027.

The Linden Oaks Eating Disorders Program, designated a Center of Excellence by The Joint Commission, offers four levels of care with the latest techniques designed to help adults and adolescents recover from anorexia, binge eating, bulimia and other eating disorders. For more information, visit

Linden Oaks provides care at a 108-bed behavioral health hospital on Edward Hospital’s Naperville campus and outpatient offices in Hinsdale, Naperville, Plainfield and St. Charles. Linden Oaks also manages behavioral health services for Northwest Community Healthcare in Arlington Heights. Linden Oaks has more than 40 psychiatrists on its medical staff and 500 employees to serve residents of Chicago’s west and southwest suburbs.

Linden Oaks uses a combination of inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and traditional outpatient programs to treat adolescents, adults and older adults. Linden Oaks has programs for anxiety disorders, chemical dependency, addiction, depression, eating disorders, geriatric conditions, self-injury and other behavioral health issues.

Linden Oaks has been recognized with Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification for commitment to excellence in the treatment of Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Dementia, Chemical Dependency, Eating Disorders and Self Injury, and the American Nurses Association National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality. For more information, visit