Eating disorders are serious emotional conditions that involve extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviours surrounding food, exercise, and body image. Eating Disorders can manifest as overweight or underweight.
Most People who diet have a specific goal and are generally in control of their dietary intake. It is usually a conscious process and enjoyable. People who have eating disorders lose control over their eating and their relationship with food is determined by their emotions.A part of you wants to cry out for help, hoping someone they catch you and force you to get help, but you can’t ask for help. You can’t because if you tell someone then it’s all over, you’re not in control anymore. Recognising that there is a problem and seeking eating disorder treatment are the first steps towards truly taking control of your life.
The three most common types of Eating Disorders are:
Eating disorders can develop during any stage in life but typically appear during the teen years or young adulthood. Classified as a medical illness, appropriate treatment can be highly effectual for many of the specific types of eating disorders. Eating disorder treatment will be tailored to the type of disorder and the individual needs of the patient.
Although these conditions are treatable, the symptoms and consequences can be detrimental if not addressed adequately and appropriately. Eating disorders commonly coexist with other conditions, such as anxiety disorders, substance abuse, or depression
Eating Disorder can be a symptom of something deeper happening with your emotions. You may be controlling food habits when you have lost control over something else in your life. Food restriction or excessive food consumption can be comforting. Sometimes you feel stuck and confused and nobody around you understand. Talking to Dr Balu about the way you feel and how it is affecting your eating patterns will enable you to get the eating disorder treatment or other support that you need.
If you are diagnosed with anorexia, bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder or other food related problems then your eating disorder treatment may include:
Call Dr Balu now to talk about how you can take control of your life and let the eating behaviour take care of itself. Eating disorder treatment at the Emotional Wellness Clinic can enable you to improve your mental and physical health so that you can lead a rich and fulfilling life.