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 …Read More