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Therapy for Eating Disorders

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), approximately 29 million Americans will have an eating disorder in their lifetime.

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are serious conditions related to persistent eating behaviors including various psychological conditions that cause unhealthy patterns to develop. Those who are affected by an eating disorder usually have an obsession around food, body shape, or weight. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. Eating disorders can have serious health consequences if left untreated.

Symptoms

Below is a list of possible symptoms of eating disorders. Everyone’s experience with eating disorders are different and may experience some or all of these symptoms. Conversely, we may experience some of these symptoms at one time or another, and it does not necessarily mean we have an eating disorder.

    Mood
  • Lowered self-esteem
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Intense anxiety and distress if unable to exercise
  • Excessive feelings of guilt, disgust or depression after overeating
  • Feeling lack of control over ability to stop eating
    Behavioral
  • Adopting ritualistic eating habits and rules
  • Refusing to eat with others
  • Excessive exercising
  • Obsessing over physical characteristics
  • Hoarding and stashing food
  • Consuming large amounts of food in secret
  • Spending large portion of days thinking about food
    Sleep
  • Sleeping too much or too little
    Cognitive
  • Concentration issues
    Whole Body
  • Fatigue
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Joint pain
  • Dehydration
  • Feeling cold often
  • Stomach cramps and digestive issues
  • Irregular periods for women Fainting
    Weight
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Sudden weight gain

How can we help? Our therapists specialize in therapy for eating disorders. We use evidence-based practices in our therapeutic approach including, EMDR, CBT, and Virtual Reality therapies.

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