What are Eating Disorders?
Eating disorders aren’t something we choose for ourselves. No one is responsible for or in any way to be blamed for developing the disease. Anyone can become ill — regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, income level, religious affiliation, or sexual preference. Eating disorders are often a way to cope with difficult problems or regain a sense of control. They are complicated illnesses that affect a person’s sense of identity, worth, and self-esteem. The factors that contribute to their development are complex, as are their physical, emotional, and social consequences.
Eating Disorders can include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder.
Eating Disorders can be life threatening and as such require specialized care for treatment, such as a multidisciplinary approach. Your safety is my utmost concern when considering the best course of action for supporting you through your Eating Disorder.