Getting help with eating disorders
The three most common eating disorders include anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. Below is a list of eating disorders, some identified in the Medical Diagnostic and Statistics Manual and others not. Outlined in the DSM5 or not the below list of disorders are routinely identified as problematic food intakes or food related behaviours that can cause distress if not direct harm to the individuals affected by them.
Eating disorder treatment is determined by the type of disorder and the symptoms you are experiencing. It typically includes a combination of psychological counselling or psychotherapy, nutrition instruction, medical monitoring, and, in some cases, medication.
Other health issues caused by an eating disorder must also be addressed as part of eating disorder therapy, as they can be severe or even fatal if left untreated for too long. If your eating disorder does not improve with conventional treatment or poses a health risk, you may require hospitalization or another type of inpatient program.
A systematic approach to eating disorder treatment can assist you in managing symptoms, regaining a healthy weight, and maintaining your physical and emotional health.