Description of the Diagnosis/Issue
There are six Types of Eating Disorders, which most often affect young woman, though males are affected as well, it is not as prevalent, nor as easily understood in the male population. Eating Disorders develop due to a multitude of reasons, often due to Trauma occurring in childhood, being the child of an Alcoholic/Drug Addict, Low Self-Esteem, striving to be perfect, and an extreme Fear of Gaining Weight. The most frequently Diagnosed Disorders are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating. Eating Disorders can lead to life-threatening Medical Conditions and compromise the overall Health of the person sometimes resulting in death. The Teeth and Bones can begin to deteriorate and overuse of Laxatives, excessive exercising, and self-imposed Starvation can injure the Heart and other bodily Organs.
Types of Treatment Modalities/ Interventions
Depending on the type of Eating Disorder Mental Health Experts may employ a number of Treatment Protocols such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with Antidepressants. The goal is to redirect and shift the Distorted Thought Patterns that have led to these very obstructive Eating Habits and Behaviors in order to get the Patient back to a safe, healthy, and appropriate weight for their body type. Employing a Nutritionist into the Team adds tremendous value to the overall Health and Healing process of the Client.