Eating Disorders

Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder (and their variants) are characterized by a serious disturbances in eating behaviour, body image and weight regulation. They are associated with a wide range of adverse psychological, physical, and social consequences. A person with an eating disorder may start out just eating smaller or larger amounts of food, but at some point, their urge to eat less or more spirals out of control. Severe distress or concern about body weight or shape, or extreme efforts to manage weight or food intake, also may characterize an eating disorder. Eating disorder treatment depends on the particular disorder and symptoms. Dr. Libben will typically combine psychological treatment with nutritional education and will collaborate with your family doctor for medical monitoring. To find out more about eating disorders from the National Institute of Mental Health please click here.

Posted on: March 13, 2016, by : mlibben