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What are Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders are complex mental health conditions

Characterized by abnormal eating habits, thoughts, and behaviors that can significantly impact physical and emotional well-being.

They involve disturbances in eating patterns, body image, and perception of weight or shape.

Common types of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder, though there are other specified feeding and eating disorders recognized by mental health professionals.

 

Individual Needs

These disorders can have serious consequences for physical health, including nutritional deficiencies, organ damage, and even death, as well as significant psychological distress. Treatment often involves a combination of therapy, nutritional counseling, and medical intervention tailored to each individual’s needs.

It’s crucial to recognize that various forms of disordered eating may go unnoticed yet still require intervention. Examples include persistent dieting, compulsive exercising, excessive preoccupation with weight, and frequent body monitoring.

 

The types of eating disorders that I treat are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and A-typical eating disorders like chronic dieting and sports addiction.

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Mental health affects everyone and I'm here to raise awareness of how eating disorders can impact our lives.