Eating Disorders and Food Addiction

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Complex Mental Health Issue

Eating Disorders are complex mental health problems that have a number of underlying causes which can include, nuero chemical changes, genetics, lack of confidence or self-esteem, perfectionist personality trait,or problems such as bullying, or difficulties with school work can all be triggers for the condition.

Having an eating disorders severely affect the quality of life of the individual and those that care for them.

They can affect how you socialise,relationships with other people, ability to work, and have a severe impact on physical and mental health and well-being. Often an eating disorder is attempting to satisfy an emotional need, via control , restriction and in certain cases self – harming.

Person eating a burger

Food addiction presents with binge eating and bulimia which can be a constant battle with thoughts around food intake . Comfort eating and emotional eating creates an emotional response around satisfying emotional needs with food and can be very hard to break without changing your mindset and beliefs around your relationship with food.

Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED) – when your symptoms don’t exactly match those of anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder, but it doesn’t mean it’s a less serious illness.

Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is characterised by restricting and avoiding certain foods,or types of food .

From a clinical perspective, individuals with anorexia nervosa behave similarly to individuals with substance abuse by narrowing their behavioural repertoire so that weight loss, restricting food intake, and excessive exercise interfere with other activities in much the same way that substance abuse does.

It is important to know however that eating disorders can be beaten and it is possible that anyone living with Harley Street Addiction Specialist have considerable success and experience with clients who have eating disorders.

We have helped many clients with varying eating disorders to deal with the deeper underlying emotional issues which are often the triggers for the eating disorder. Please refer to our independent Client Reviews to see what our client say about eating disorder therapy our London clinic and our listing on Beats website .

You can and will recover!
You will free yourself from your addiction.
You will regain control.

– Stuart Downing