Are you suffering from an Eating Disorder?
Can a mental pressure to eat or not eat be a psychological problem?
Food is fuel for body, but when food is consumed without responding to hunger cues and fullness cues, we end-up being over-weight or under-weight. A person with an Eating Disorder become overly conscious about body-image, weight and food, and thereby try to adopt some adverse steps to fight this emotional state.
What are the signs to watch out for?
- Anorexia Nervosa :
An intense fear of gaining weight, and having stress related to body image to the point of trying to lose weight even when you are under-weight.
- Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
Eating pattern which is followed by persistent nutritional deficiencies because of avoiding or being selective about a certain food.
- Binge-Eating Disorder :
Episodes of uncontrollable binge-eating or consuming large amount of food when you are not even hungry. Such individuals usually eat food more rapidly than others until they are uncomfortably full.
- Bulimia Nervosa :
Binge-eating or eating large amount of food at a time, which is followed by some compensating behavior to avoid the weight gain. The compensating behaviors include forceful vomiting, doing intense exercise, fasting or doing any such extreme measure that stops the weight gain.
- Pica, Rumination Disorder:
Other Eating disorders include consuming items that are not considered edible e.g. hair, sand, chalk, paint etc. Some children also bring up and re-chew partially digested food after swallowing.
How can our counselling help you?
- Our Counsellor will help you recognize how your thoughts related to food affect your behavior and feelings. This will help you understand your underlying problems and insecurities.
- After understanding the problems, our Counsellor will help you to break the problems into smaller parts and give you a practical and solution-focused therapy.
- Give family-therapy to immediate family members to help you overcome the struggles associated with the negative behavior.
Eating disorders can be complicated and often seeking help from a Counsellor/therapist at the earliest is optimal for better intervention. Our team of Counsellors/therapists are adept at handling clients through the various online platforms like WhatsApp, Zoom or Skype for your convenience. Our service can be availed by booking your appointment here.