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Is it possible to completely walk away cold turkey from GP / Pyschologist to stop more dependency . I have an eating disorder, depression and suicide a couple of months ago, i feel too much for them ?
Not a good choice: Sounds like you are really having some stress and difficulty. Talking with your practitioners about your concern and current feeling is the way to go, frequently early history is such that if results in confusion in how to connect and stay connected to people often causes lots of distress, well worth working it out -you sound intelligent-stay with it!! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eradicating?: I'm not sure eating disorders can be "eradicated, " since that implies that no one would ever develop them again. But they can certainly be treated when present, and need to be. A team approach with psychiatrists, psychologists, nutritionists, etc is often best. Some early warning signs can be heeded also, to prevent more entrenched illness. Eating disorders can be deadly if not addressed. ...Read more
Eating Disorders: stem from many factors--mostly family-of-origin distortions about food, perfectionism, control issues, dominance, passive-aggressiveness, self-esteem/self-loathing, to name some. Check with your MD first to see if your physical indicators are being affected by food issues, then seek out a psychologist who knows about this. ...Read more
Is there a link between difficulty handling powerful emotions and eating disorders? When i encounter powerful emotions, i often resort to purging.
Yes, there is: Yes, mind, emotions, and body are all interwoven and affect each other. There are many possible "powerful emotions." this is why it's essential to be working with a psychologist and psychiatrist who are skilled in eating disorders, if you habitually purge or restrict your food, etc. These professionals can help you learn to deal with your emotions in much healthier ways. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What medications are usually given for eating disorders? Either for bulimia, binge eating, or anorexia?
That depends: On whether you have associated MEDICAL ISSUES that require medication. In rare cases eating disorders have a purely medical or neurological basis. Most of the time these are psychiatric types of issues which can be approached with or without medication. Need a good clean diagnosis first by a trained expert. Search out a good psychologist/psychiatrist for guidance and help. ...Read more
I might be developing an eating disorder...Please help me okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self
Leads to what?: It is good that you recognize the pull of,your sister' s eating disorder. As observed in college dorms, these can be contagious. Once you buy in, you are entering a world of competition that only leads to feeling worse. Get some counseling before it even starts. Figure out the feelings that are leading you in this direction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible eating disorder help okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self esteem, constantly thinking
Eating Disorder: Sorry to hear you and your sister are struggling so, read the articles on eating disorders on the soundmindz.Org website for support and ask your doctor for a referral to a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating eating disorders. It is a complicated problem that usually does not get better without treatment, the earlier you start the better as it won't take hold as much as if you delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get Specialist: Eating disorders have their own language and when possible all clinicians involved should have specialized expertise in this area. Many clinicians say they treat eds but ask and check up on what ed associations they belong to and ask if they attend conferences and special training. This is true for nutritionist, therapists, and doctors. Less qualified clinicians will cost time and health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Laura Hill via TED: Watch dr laura hill's ted talk "eating disorders from the inside out." summary: "calm, pleasure & satisfaction is what most people experience after eating. But 4 people w/ eating disorders, food brings anxiety, disturbance & noise." watch here: http://bit.Ly/169jpxk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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