What is an Eating Disorder

The term eating disorder’ refers to a complex, potentially life-threatening condition, characterised by severe disturbances in eating behaviours.

Eating disorders have nothing to do with food as such but can be seen as a way of coping with emotional distress, or as a symptom of underlying issues. Eating Disorders can affect anyone.

There are many different types of Eating Disorder- yet the underlying issue is the same for all of them:  Hypersensitivity, complete disconnection from self and not being able to cope with life.  A full recovery is very possible, can however take a long time.  It is important to understand that due to the nature of the condition, the sufferer is not able to recover by him/herself and specialized treatment in conjunction with medical observation, is absolutely essential.

Main types of Eating Disorders:

Anorexia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa

Emotional Overeating

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