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An eating disorder is characterized by abnormal association of food and body image. The pattern of eating is often an expression of mistaken beliefs as well as false sense of self control. An eating disorder is actually only the symptom of several underline problems in that person’s life. Eating disorders are the result of the interplay among biological, psychological, familial, and societal factors. Genetics, societal pressure for thinness and beauty, low self-esteem, and life stress may all contribute to the development of an eating disorder. The extreme dieting associated with eating disorders begins as a way to gain control and improve self-confidence, but ultimately results in adoption of rigid and tiring rules, obsessive thoughts about food and shape/weight, and disrupted relationships.
Treatment will help you develop healthy relationship with your body and the food you eat. You will discover how to let your body, not your emotions determine what you eat, and learn skills to end negative thughts about your body. By becoming “attuned eater,” you can enjoy a relaxed, satisfying, healthy relationship with food, free of weight obssession.
It is important to note that eating disorders are chronic without treatment and may involve depression, anxiety and impulsivity. spiral2grow of New York City utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that together with medical help found to be proven and superior form of treatment for eating disorders.