Are you affected by an eating disorder? Maybe someone in your family is struggling with their eating habits? Are there any abnormal eating habits that are affecting someone that you know and their physical and mental health is suffering? There are many different habits and have different levels of severity, but these need to be addressed to prevent an escalation of the issues. Specialist treatment can be extremely effective for many disorders, including eating disorder support from North West Psychology in the UK.
People with eating disorders often obsess about their weight and shape, leading them to take unhealthy reactions and choices when related to food. This regularly leads to more complicated issues with overall health and wellbeing. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating all of which can have a devastating impact on the sufferer and their friends and family.
The causes of eating disorders are many, often blamed on social pressures about body shape and appearance, biological or genetic influences and very often triggered by an event or a situation such as bullying or throwaway comments made by peers with regards to body shape. Spotting the signs of someone who may have a disorder include:
- Skipping meals
- complaining of being fat, even though they are fit and “normal” weight
- constantly weighing themselves and obsessing in the mirror
- claiming that they’ve already eaten, or avoiding eating at home
- cooking full meals for others, but picking or eating little themselves
- only eating low-calorie foods around you
- worrying or not eating in public places
read more at NHS Eating Disorders
A Doctor will diagnose an eating disorder and will suggest a course of suitable treatment which should include counselling to understand the root causes behind the disorder. Specialist counselling and eating disorder support from North West Psychology is one such treatment and is available directly from them.
North West Psychology are a team of specialists, based in Liverpool, who can help you to deal with eating disorders. They can develop a personal support plan to help you through the difficult cycles in your life and deal with life’s influences that may be causing your abnormal eating habits and help you cope.
If you, or anyone that you know may need eating disorder support from North West Psychology, or any other support, then ring now and arrange your confidential meeting.
0151 378 1080
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