Eating disorder treatment involves monitoring a person’s physical health while helping them deal with the underlying psychological causes of their eating disorder. NEDRC, based in Dublin, Ireland is dedicated to delivering individually tailored quality care and treatment to males and females with eating disorders.
Recovery from an eating disorder is possible, although it can take time. The person affected must want to get better, and the support of family and friends can be invaluable.
Our eating disorder treatments whether for anorexia treatment, bulimia treatment, bingeing treatment, obesity treatment or not otherwise specified eating disorder treatment, are based on current clinical evidence and put into practice by an experienced, multidisciplinary team of consultant psychiatrists, doctors, dietitian, specialist therapists including psychologists, cognitive behavioural therapists, family therapists and occupational therapists and the eating disorder nursing team.
Our relationship with food can be damaging such as getting into a cycle of eating too much food and then trying to undo the effects. Unhealthy habits can be bingeing followed by starving yourself, making yourself sick or using laxatives, thinking constantly of eating, eating in secret, having irresistible cravings for certain foods and thinking yourself fat. This is known as bulimia nervosa.
The causes of bulimia are multiple such as social pressures, wanting to control, family problems, depression, low self-esteem and emotional distress.
Binge eating disorder
Sometimes our relationship with food can be damaging due to relying on it for emotional support. Picking at food all day and not being able to stop, eating large amounts without really noticing and eating to cheer yourself up can all be signs of bingeing. This compulsive binge eating is often connected to problems in close relationships, feeling worthless or lonely and triggered by stressful or upsetting situations.
Sometimes our relationship with food can be damaging due to it feeling like the only part of life we can control. Food begins to represent everything negative so eating habits develop into extreme patterns such as excessive lowering of food intake, missing meals and altering what you eat. The loosing of weight makes you feel safe and is your response to low self-worth, extreme fear of rejection and a distorted self-image. This is known as anorexia nervosa.
Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS)
Different combinations of negative eating behaviours can be specified eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and bingeing or due to the complexities of eating disorders and their symptoms an Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS).
This is where an individual may have some but not all the symptoms of a specified eating disorder such as anorexic behaviours but remaining within a normal weight range, bulimic behaviours but the frequency of binges is reduced, using compensatory behaviours after small amounts of food, for example, vomiting or repeatedly chewing large amounts of food but not swallowing
NEDRC can help you take that vital step to regain a healthy and happy life. Please call us about our eating disorder treatments.