Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders describe illnesses that are characterised by disturbed and irregular eating habits as well as severe distress or concern about body weight or shape. Often the perception the suffering person has of who they are and how they look, clashes with how others see them.

Typically, this belief and pre-occupation leads to obsessional thoughts and behaviour around food and body weight. For many, the behaviours associated with eating disorders include withholding food or binge eating, excessive exercise, and purging.

The consequences of eating disorders are serious and if left untreated over prolonged periods of time are potentially life-threatening and affect every organ in the body.

Eating disorders include:

  • Anorexia nervosa – the belief that you are overweight, even when dangerously underweight, and engaging in behaviours to reduce weight further.
  • Bulimia nervosa – over eating, followed by behaviour that compensates for the overeating such as forced vomiting, excessive use of laxatives or diuretics, fasting, excessive exercise, or a combination of these behaviours.
  • Binge-eating / compulsive overeating (the loss of control of eating)

At The Eaves, we have specialist counsellors and psychologists who have experience helping those with eating disorders, they can work with you to understand the root causes of your illness and support you as you work towards taking back control of your life.

Are you suffering from an eating disorder and would like a consultation?

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