Eating Disorders

 

Prevalent Concerns
Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
Depression
Anxiety
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Mood Disorders
Eating Disorders
Personal Adjustment
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Almost everyone worries about their weight occasionally. People with eating disorders take such concerns to extremes. Eating disorders are abnormal eating habits that can threaten your health or even your life. They include:
 

  • Anorexia nervosa: Individuals believe they’re fat even when they’re dangerously thin and restrict their eating to the point of starvation.
  • Bulimia nervosa: Individuals eat excessive amounts of food, then purge by making themselves vomit or using laxatives.
  • Binge eating: Individuals have out-of-control eating patterns, but don’t purge.

 
Most cases of eating disorder can be treated successfully by appropriately trained health and mental health care professionals. But treatments do not work instantly. For many clients, treatment may need to be long-term. Incorporating family or marital therapy into client care may help prevent relapses by resolving interpersonal issues related to the eating disorder. Counselors can guide family members in understanding the client’s disorder and learning new techniques for coping with problems. Support groups can also help.