All too many people in today's society are focused on their appearance. While this can be healthy in moderation, some people cross the line in an effort to improve their view of themselves.
Women tend to have a much higher prevalence rate of eating disorders then men; however, more and more men are being diagnosed. Anorexia and bulimia are the two most common disorders. Anorexia is characterized by with holding of food intake. Bulimia is characterized by periods of bingeing and purging.
There are two core elements to any eating disorder - distortion and control. People with eating disorders have a distorted body image. They do not see the real person, instead they see all of their flaws. At times, they also see their eating behavior as the only area of their life where they have control.
Treatment for eating disorders involves modifying the cognitive distortions, reinforcement of positive behaviors, and reduction of obsessive thinking & compulsive behavior which in this case centers around food issues.
The psychologists at Flatiron Psych Group have expertise in dealing with many of the issues that are involved in the treatment of eating disorders. Don't wait another day, e-mail us now to set up an appointment. You'll be glad you took this step towards living a healthy lifestyle.
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