Therapy For Eating Disorders & Body Image Management
Eating too much because you’re feeling extra hungry or skipping a meal occasionally is normal, but some people develop unhealthy eating habits due to psycho-emotional reasons. For instance, using the bloated feelings from overeating to replace the emotional pain or going on an extreme diet to feel in control of weight that leading them to obsess about their body shape, weight, and food intake.
Eating disorders are increasingly common, especially among women. If left untreated, it can have long term adverse physical effects, such as infertility, bone thinning, brittle nails and hair, and other physical problems. The most common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating.
People with eating disorders experience a range of symptoms, but each condition’s symptoms manifest on either weight or eating, such as:
- Extreme weight loss or gain
- Fear of getting ‘fat’
- Finding excuses to skip meals
- Binge eating and purging
- Constantly measuring weight
- Feeling constipated, abdominal pain, lethargy, or excess energy
- Exercising too much
If you are suffering from these symptoms, get in touch with our skilled therapists, who will help you deal with these issues in a supportive manner. They will help you identify the root cause and identify unhelpful thinking patterns that cause disruptions. Each eating disorder has a different treatment. Therefore, your treatment is varied according to your needs and conditions. With proper treatment, you will get to enjoy your life better and feel more confidence towards yourself.