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Eating Disorders

Treating Eating Disorders With Psychotherapy And Psychology

Eating Disorders

Types Of Eating Disorders

There are three main types of eating disorders:

Some people can have a combination of disorders and some disorders. Most disorders are treatable but need a combination of medical and psychological care

Symptoms Of Eating Disorders

  • Worrying about weight and body shape

  • Avoiding meals with friends or family

  • Eating too little

  • Making yourself sick or taking laxatives after eating (purging)

  • Excessive exercise

  • Having strict habits around eating

  • Mood Changes

Physical signs also include:

  • Coldness, Tiredness and Dizziness

  • Digestive Issues

  • Lack of mensuration for women and girls

How To Treat An Eating Disorders

If you, are someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder, feel reassured that you do not have to deal with this alone, we at Spectrum mental health can offer the appropriate therapy to manage and eventually overcome eating disorders. Eating disorders can have grave consequences and seriously threaten the health of the individual affected. Our experienced Psychologists will help you get back to a healthy weight and change how to think about yourself. Our treatments will help to identify the root cause of your eating disorder and how to deal with difficult situation and emotions. All of our Psychologists are fully qualified and hold a current membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland.

Our Approach

Our Psychologists offer Health Psychology based approaches, CBT and potentially other therapy approaches based on need. We may use cognitive behavioural therapy to alter dysfunctional thought patterns, attitudes and beliefs associated with the disorder to help improve the individual’s self-esteem and confidence in their body image and to encourage a healthier attitude to eating and exercise. Therapy may also be individual or family oriented depending on the age of the individual and the severity of the condition.

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