One of the most common misconceptions about eating disorders is that people regard it as a lifestyle choice or a kind of diet. Well, this concept is entirely wrong. A person suffering from eating disorder is experiencing some irregular and weird eating habits. It is a mental illness that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. Otherwise, it can lead to more severe problems or complications in one’s health.
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Dustin Forte| Dec 9, 2017
Eating disorders can take a severe toll on both health, relationships, and the more quickly they are treated the more effective the treatment, and the less physical damage will be caused. The first step in seeking help is to acknowledge that you have a problem. Treatment of eating disorders always starts with a visit to a therapist that specialises in that field, so your first question should be “Is there a therapist near me?”An article from Betterhelp gave insights about this.
THE TREATMENT PLAN
Whether the eating disorder has resulted in major weight loss, treatment will always start with a dietary plan to restore your body to the correct weight. Malnourishment impairs cognitive abilities, so psychiatric care is likely to be less effective if you are malnourished. The therapist is likely to want to work with you to gain an understanding of the underlying causes of your condition. This will be used in the development of a personal treatment plan. Because of the complexity of eating disorders they frequently co-exist with other psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety disorders, and all these conditions must be treated for you to fully recover.
The treatment plan is likely to be tailor-made to your environment, support systems, and symptoms. Usually, a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment is taken. Psychotherapy can include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy DBT, and Cognitive Analytical Therapy CAT. You will receive nutritional counselling to help you to regain a healthier outlook on diet and nutrition so that you can be restored to a healthy weight.
ASPECTS OF THE TREATMENT PLAN
Psychotherapy is used to understand any underlying disorders, to help to restore relationships and the help you to obtain a healthier view about their body image and food. Over fifty percent of people suffering from an eating disorder also suffer from depression.
The goal of CBT is the modification of destructive thoughts and behaviour. CBT will take between three and six months, but the long-term outcome of this form of therapy is known to be very …Read More
Dustin Forte| Dec 8, 2017
The causes of eating disorders are complex and not fully understood. Anxiety, depression, and eating disorders all have their roots in negative feelings of self-worth so it is hardly surprising that there is a strong link between them.
In 2008, a research study at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre found that 24% of bipolar patients suffered from eating disorders, and as many as 44% of these patients found appetite control difficult. The connection between these disorders runs both ways. Depression can cause eating disorders and eating disorders can result in depression. The physiological decay caused by the eating disorder can in itself result in depression. Although they are separate one disorder may trigger the other.
DEPRESSION CHAT ROOMS
Everyone feels sad or unhappy at some point in life, but if the feeling of sadness continues for long periods of time help must be sought. Depression can be a debilitating condition, and those that suffer from this condition need to open up to someone. Some may be shy, not wanting to burden family and friends with their problems, others may feel pressured into pretending that they are fine. No one needs to suffer alone. Find a Depression Chat Room. They are easy to access and free of charge. If not sure exactly about this, read more: https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/depression/can-a-depression-chat-room-be-helpful/
Chat rooms provide a platform where people are able to talk to active listeners, sharing their thoughts, and problems with someone who can offer advice and sympathy. In the depression chat room the person guiding the discussion is usually a licensed therapist or counselor. Chatters who are not sure whether they are suffering from depression can take guidance from the counselor, who may suggest medical intervention. Training on various aspects of depression is often also available on the website.
Online chatters do not have to reveal their identity if they would prefer not to. They can use a pseudonym and can reveal as much as they are comfortable with. Sharing problems in this environment could be the first step to a holistic …Read More
Dustin Forte| Dec 7, 2017
ANXIETY ATTACK HELP
Anxiety is a normal human reaction to stressful events, but usually, it dissipates when the situation normalizes. There are some people however who suffer from feelings of anxiety for no apparent reason. Those who suffer from an anxiety disorder can find it very difficult to cope with everyday life. In such situations, Betterhelp has given some sound advice on how to help sufferers.
THE CONNECTION BETWEEN EATING DISORDERS AND ANXIETY
Anxiety and depression have always been linked to eating disorders, but recent thinking is that anxiety may cause the eating disorder and not the other way around. People who suffer from anxiety and depression and those who have eating disorders all suffer from low self-esteem, so it is easy to understand how these conditions can be inter-related.Read More
Dustin Forte| Nov 22, 2017
Overcoming eating disorders is very demanding. It needs the willingness of the person to change and their cooperation in treatment. Another important factor is the support they get from the people around them, as well as close monitoring and encouragement of the professional health care team handling their case. Apart from these challenges, there are other elements which can inhibit a successful treatment for these patients. Below are some of the things you must keep an eye on in order to successfully assist the patient to overcome eating disorders.Read More
Dustin Forte| Oct 20, 2017
Many people with eating disorders are deeply ashamed of their problem. Society stigmatizes mental illness and in the case eating disorders, many believe that the condition is self-inflicted. For this reason, many young people will not seek the help that they require, and it is often family and friends who notice the signs and symptoms and seek assistance on behalf of the sufferer.Read More
Dustin Forte| Aug 21, 2017
Millions of people from around the world are affected by eating disorders, a medical condition that affects both men and women. These conditions can occur at any time during a lifespan, but the average age of onset is fourteen. Eating disorders can have a devastating effect on health and on relationships. Those suffering from these disorders frequently have low self-esteem, and really don’t see themselves as they appear to others. They generally suffer from poor body image, believing that they are overweight even when they are emaciated. The damage caused by these conditions can be life threatening and long-term.Read More
Dustin Forte| Aug 16, 2017
Until recently, eating disorders were considered a condition largely restricted to adolescents and young adults. But research carried out at the University College London has found that three percent of women in their forties and fifties have newly diagnosed eating disorders. 5300 women in this age group participated in the study. In older women, eating disorders are often brought about by divorce, financial strain, empty nest, unemployment, menopause or bereavement.Read More
Dustin Forte| Aug 15, 2017
Anorexia nervosa is a multi-factorial mental disorder that affects mostly women. This means that it is caused by many interrelated factors and in many instances, there is no single factor to link to disorder. Whatever is the cause, the concern of the individual is to attain an “acceptable” body figure by aggressive means up to the point of starving and killing themselves from the complications of the condition. However, to the person suffering from anorexia nervosa, there is no “acceptable” body weight. There is only disapproval and feeling of disgust every time she sees her image in the mirror.Read More
Dustin Forte| Aug 14, 2017
The best and most important way to begin recovery is to educate yourself. There are tons of helpful books and articles about eating disorders that can really help you to understand what to expect. If you have a local library, be sure to take a trip and check out some books about eating disorders. There are many books about what to expect, stories of recovery, changing the way you look at yourself, and more. Here are some of the most helpful and popular books that you can read:
- “Answers to Binge Eating – New Hope for Appetite Control” by Dr. James M. Greenblatt
- “Body Outlaws: Rewriting the Rules of Beauty and Body Image” by Ophira Edut
- “Goodbye ED, Hello Me” by Jenni Schaefer
- “Life Without ED” by Jenni Schaefer
- “The Eating Disorders Sourcebook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Causes, Treatments, and Prevention of Eating Disorders” by Carolyn Costin
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