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Eating disorders are a group of related conditions with different symptoms and patterns. What they all have in common is the need to control food in order to cope with feelings and situations. They often involve worry about body shape and image also. Eating disorders can create intense distress and have the highest mortality rate out of all mental health conditions.

Some of the disorders belonging to this group include:

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Avoidant/Restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)
  • Binge eating disorder (BED)

Find out more about our therapy for eating disorders in Guildford and online by getting in touch and booking your free 15 minute consultation.

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Signs of Eating disorders

Symptoms of anorexia nervosa

  • missing meals, avoiding foods or eating very little with an unhealthy fixation on calorie intake, dieting and weight loss
  • lying about food intake
  • overwhelming fear of gaining any weight
  • perceiving self as fat when their is no physical evidence for this
  • obsessive thoughts about food and eating habits
  • excessive and strict exercise regime
  • use of laxatives, diet pills and appetite suppressants
  • range of physical symptoms including bloating, dizziness, poor circulation, fatigue, constipation
  • If left untreated, this disorder can severely damage not only the mental, but also the individual’s physical health, due to malnutrition and excessive, drastic dieting. In worst cases it can cause death due to organ failure.

Symptoms of bulimia nervosa

  • preoccupation with body weight and shape
  • episodes of binge eating followed by purging
  • strong feelings of guilt and shame
  • using laxatives, diet pills or forcing vomiting after eating
  • felt lack of control in food intake in terms of quantity
  • excessive exercise to prevent weight gain

This health condition can have very damaging effects on tooth enamel, and the gastrointestinal area. Dehydration, acid reflux and tooth decay are not uncommon. People with bulimia also have a higher risk of heart attack and stroke.

Symptoms of ARFID

This condition is usually observed in infants and children, although it can persist in adulthood if left untreated. Some of the symptoms include

  • sudden refusal to eat or difficulty eating meals
  • fear of choking or vomitting
  • weight loss of failure to gain weight
  • little or no appetite
  • slow eating, particularly when eating with others

Symptoms of BED

Binge eating disorder has some symptoms in common with bulimia – namely the binge eating. Individuals with this health condition may:

  • display a lack of control in food intake
  • eat even when they are not hungry
  • feel distressed, ashamed and full of regret afterwards.

However, an important distinction is that their binging episodes are not followed by purging.

Other eating disorders

There are a number of other specified and unspecified disorders related to eating and feeding.

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Our expert team treat eating disorders daily from our online clinics and in our eating disorder therapy clinic in Guildford, Surrey.
There is no shame in asking for help. If you find that some or many of the signs mentioned above resonate with how you feel, it might be a good time to talk to a mental health professional. As a general rule with any health condition, it’s important to seek advice if your symptoms get in the way of your daily functioning. Some signs to look out for in regard to eating disorders are as follows:

  • you are thinking about your body shape, size or weight a lot of the time
  • you are spending a lot of time worrying about what you are eating
  • you are using food to manage your emotions
  • you are restricting what you are eating, or bingeing or purging

If you are seeking help, meet our team below.

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At Dr Jo Gee & Associates we work with you to treat eating disorders using evidence based approaches.

We offer psychotherapy for eating disorders online and CBT for eating disorders in Guildford Surrey.

Our team of experts are dedicated to effectively supporting you through the recovery process.

Our standard approach to treating eating disorders is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Some of the benefits of CBT are:

  • it gives you the necessary tools to manage symptoms and behaviours
  • it helps you to feel differently about yourself and your relationship with food
  • it provides you with tools for replacing unhealthy and damaging habits with useful coping mechanisms
  • it has a structured approach and is short compared to other forms of therapy
  • it can successfully be combined with other treatments, including medication
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Whatever your current struggle, we are ready to help you. We offer a free 15 minute phone discussion and we look forward to hearing from you.

We offer online psychiatry, psychology, counselling and psychotherapy appointments.

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