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Doctor insights on: Psychological Effects Of Eating Disorders

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Can eating disorders be treated psychologically?

Can eating disorders be treated psychologically?

Yes: A big component of treating eating disorders is talk therapy. Eating disorders are about more than food and talk therapy helps us to learn more about what is triggering the disordered eating behaviors so that we can address those concerns and build healthy coping skills. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Eating Disorder (Definition)

Eating disorder is a psychiatric condition characterized by abnormal eating habits and dysfunctional relationship with food. Examples of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia ...Read more


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Why are eating disorders the most deadly psychological illness?

Anything that under-: mines the physical body compromises the brain, which is directly connected (and forms a two-way communication with the body). The more something impacts the very mechanism that regulates survival, the more risk of death. Mental illness like anxiety, phobias don't have this impact as much. Major depression does, as does schizophrenia, and these death rates are higher, but not like ED's. ...Read more

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Can you tell me common side effects of eating disorders?

Can you tell me common side effects of eating disorders?

There are multiple: Negative side effects to eating disorders: weight loss and gain, dental problem, heart conditions, low self esteem, dystrophic body image, social isolation, shame, depression, death from starvation, men's traction interruption to name just a few. If you or someone you care about seems to have an eating disorder, get them help sometimes the symptoms cannot b turned around and leave permanent damage. ...Read more

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What are the effects of eating disorders if vegan?

What are the effects of eating disorders if vegan?

Eating DO in vegans: I suspect eating disorders to be no different whether u r vegetarian or not. The patterns of binging, purging & restricting diets would have as negative consequences as others. ...Read more

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Would you please help describe the usual and more severe effects of eating disorders?

Would you please help describe the usual and more severe effects of eating disorders?

Effects: One of the most severe and life threatening effects of eating disorders is elecytrolyte imbalance. Additional severe symptoms include vitamin and mineral deficiency, ulcers, tooth decay, etc. Treatment for these issues is critical. ...Read more

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Who develops eating disorders?

Those at risk are: Those with what are called predisposing factors (female, genetic load, cultural). Those don't necessarily make it happen. Problems such as adolescent body image, media and pressure to be thin, poor eating habits, being overweight, abuse especially sexually, harsh criticism from family about weight all contribute. When help is early on, there is less damage both psychologically and physically. ...Read more

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How is it that eating disorders start?

Rewarding: At some point, all maladaptive behavior that is maintained was reinforced/rewarded. Be it a reward of removing something painful (e..G, feeling out of control & exerting control not eating; removing guilt from binging through purging) or adding something pleasurable (e.g., receive complements for loss of weight). Nearly all behavior results from genetics + environment + experience + reward. ...Read more

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What understanding of eating disorders?

What understanding of eating disorders?

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 more

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