Therapy for Eating Disorders
Amadew Walt has experience in providing supportive and caring therapy to address the fundamental reasons and unhealthy thought patterns that feed your eating disorder and to work with you to nurture a healthy and enjoyable relationship with food and eating.
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What are Eating Disorders?
For many people, food is enjoyable, nutritious, and necessary for survival. However, in some cases, food and eating can become an obsession that provokes self-destructive feelings around body image, weight, health and control that.
Eating disorders can cause serious anxiety, depression, loneliness, shame, guilt, anger and health issues in men and women of all ages. Some cases are mild, while others may be fatal, which is why eating disorders need to be treated as soon as possible.
Types of Eating Disorders:
Anorexia nervosa is a serious and life threatening mental health issue where the sufferer is unable to see how underweight they are and therefore restrict their food intake to the point of starvation, compulsively exercise, or induce vomiting to prevent them from getting "fat".
Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
A person with binge eating disorder has episodes where they can not stop themselves from binging and overeating. These episodes are often followed by periods of guilt, depression and shame, which may trigger more binging to help them feel better.
Pica is a serious eating disorder that involves a long-term, persistent habit of eating things that are not thought of as typical food, and may sometimes even have harmful medical consequences, such as hair, dirt, tissue or cat litter.
People suffering from bulimia tend to secretly binge on large amounts of food and then find ways to purge it in order to prevent weight gain. Self-induced vomiting or misuse of laxatives, weight-loss supplements, diuretics or enemas are some purging methods used after bingeing.
Similar to bulimia, purging disorder involves purging after eating by self-induced vomiting or misuse of laxatives, weight-loss supplements, diuretics or enemas. However, unlike bulimia, people with purging disorder don’t tend to binge before purging.
Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (AFRID) is characterized by an avoidance to eating mainly due to extreme sensory sensitivity to textures & tastes, a lack of interest in food, or a fear of consequences of eating, such as stomachaches.