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Eating Disorders Treatment

Not only are eating disorders serious behavioural problems—they are also considered as illnesses that cause grave and serious disturbances to your health and diet. These disorders involve extreme eating habits such as consuming very little amounts of food and severely overeating. In most cases, people with eating disorder start out by simply consuming smaller or larger amounts of food, but spiral out of control at some point, making the urge to eat less or to overeat hard to control. If you notice yourself or someone you know to be struggling with eating habits, self image, body weight and shape, then it is best to consider talking to someone about your or their distress so as not to develop a full blown eating disorder. Some common and recognized types of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and bulimia nervosa. To diagnose eating disorders, several factors must be taken into account so that proper eating disorders treatment can be planned and formulated.

Many factors contribute to the development of eating disorders. Understanding these factors will help you determine whether or not you or someone you know indeed has an eating disorder.  These disorders are often linked to various behavioural, social, biological, emotional, interpersonal, and psychological factors such as. Preoccupation with food intake and the irrational urge to stay thin may appear to be the sole driving force of eating disorders, but a lot of things factor into their development:

Psychological Factors:

  • Low self esteem
  • Depression, stress, anxiety, anger, loneliness
  • Feeling inadequate to control life

Social Factors:

  • Cultural pressures (glorification of muscularity, thinness, or obtaining a perfect body)
  • Narrow definition of beauty
  • Cultural norms valuing physical appearance instead of inner strengths and qualities
  • Racial, ethnic, and weight-related discrimination/prejudice

Interpersonal Factors:

  • Difficulty expressing feelings and emotions
  • Troubled relationships
  • History of being bullied or teased because of your size/weight
  • History if sexual or physical abuse

Biological factors:

  • Research is still being conducted about the possible biological and biochemical causes of different eating disorders. Some individuals with eating disorders have an imbalance of chemicals in the brain that control appetite, huger, and digestion, although the exact implications of such imbalances are still under investigation.
  • Research also shows that these disorders often run in families.

With the variety of possible causes for eating disorders, they can be especially challenging to deal with, but the first step to eating disorders treatment is always admitting the possibility of having a problem. One40 is a good place to start if you think you need a specialized program to help you deal with your or your loved one's eating disorder.