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Feeding and Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa: Anorexia nervosa is characterized by a severe restriction of food intake, an intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, and a distorted body image. People with anorexia often have an extremely low body weight and may engage in excessive exercise or other behaviors to lose weight.

Bulimia Nervosa: Bulimia nervosa involves recurrent episodes of binge eating, where individuals consume large amounts of food in a short period and feel a loss of control during these episodes. These episodes are followed by compensatory behaviors, such as self-induced vomiting, laxative use, or excessive exercise to prevent weight gain.

Binge-Eating Disorder (BED): BED is characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating, similar to bulimia, but without the compensatory behaviors. Individuals with BED often eat rapidly, even when not physically hungry, and feel a sense of guilt, shame, or distress after binge eating.

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID): ARFID is characterized by extremely selective eating habits, limited food choices, and an avoidance of certain textures, smells, or tastes. It is not related to concerns about weight or body shape but can lead to nutritional deficiencies and impaired growth in severe cases.

Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders (OSFED): OSFED includes a range of eating disorders that do not meet the specific criteria for anorexia, bulimia, or BED but still involve significant distress or impairment related to eating and body image.

Feeding and eating disorders can have serious physical and psychological consequences, including malnutrition, electrolyte imbalances, heart problems, and anxiety or depression. It’s important to seek professional help if you believe you may be struggling with one of these disorders or if you are concerned about a loved one.

Treatment for feeding and eating disorders often involves a multidisciplinary approach, including:

Psychotherapy: Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), or interpersonal therapy (IPT) can help individuals address the underlying emotional and behavioral issues related to their eating disorder.

Nutritional Counseling: Working with a registered dietitian can help individuals develop a healthier relationship with food and establish balanced eating patterns.

Medical Monitoring: In severe cases, medical intervention may be necessary to address physical complications and ensure nutritional stability.

Medications: In some instances, medications may be prescribed to manage co-occurring mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety.

Recovery from feeding and eating disorders is possible with appropriate treatment and support. Reach out to us today.

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