Resources

Websites and Other Resources National Institute of Mental Health https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/eating-disorders/index.shtml    Overview, Signs and Symptoms, Risk Factors, Treatments and Therapies, Join a Study. National Health Service https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Eating-disorders/Pages/Introduction.aspx    Types of Eating Disorders, Causes, Do I Have an Eating Disorder? Spotting an Eating Disorder in Others, Who’s Affected? Treatment. Eating Disorders Org. https://eating-disorders.org.uk/    Professional Training, Eating Disorders Treatment, […]

The Effects of an ED

Psychological effects  Being consistently underweight can cause long term health problems, and influence all your bodily functions, including physically, psychologically and socially.  Thinking:  Lack of concentration  Difficulty in decision making  Pre-occupation with food  Disinterest in hobbies and activities  Less spontaneous  Feelings:  Easily irritated or upset  Feel anxious and depressed  Isolated from friends and family  Unwilling to maintain friendships  […]

Types of Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa  Symptoms include:  Over evaluation of shape and weight and control  Judging self-worth largely and even exclusively in terms of shape and weight and the ability to control  Active maintenance of low body weight – less than 85% of that expected or a body mass index of 17.5 or below  Inadequate food intake  Fear […]