What is Disordered Eating?
Symptoms of Disordered Eating
Symptoms of disordered eating can include:
- Anxiety around food/eating
- Restricting food
- Preoccupation with calorie content in food
- Food avoidance
- Compulsive or binge eating
- Rigid eating patterns or rules around food/eating
How To Treat Disordered Eating
Here at Spectrum Mental Health, we are not an eating disorder treatment centre as we do not have access to specialist care (including medical care) which can be required for people with eating disorders. However, our trained team of clinicians can support you with disordered eating and other related difficulties. All of our Psychologists and psychotherapists are fully qualified and accredited.
Our psychologists and psychotherapists can work with you on your relationship to food, exercise, or your body to treat disordered eating. We may use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and other therapy approaches 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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