Jamie is 19 and in college. He is single and living with his parents. Eating disorders often involved developing habits and routines for eating.
Many who have suffered for a long time feel depressed and isolated, making it even more difficult to seek help. We at the Eating Disorders Recovery Center of Athens believe that no one should be alone when suffering from an eating disorder, and we are here for you should you decide that your problems with eating are keeping you from enjoying life.
We believe it is possible to emerge from this way of simply existing to begin living and thriving. Come in and learn that your body is not the problem and that dieting is not the solution. The treatment team consists of highly skilled, caring individuals, including licensed psychologists and advanced doctoral-level clinicians under supervision.
Our multi-disciplinary team is committed to helping each person reach their individual treatment goals. What most people don't realize is that an eating disorder is never simply about eating, weight, or body image.
Typically it involves a complex interaction of physical, emotional, and social factors. While confronting this disorder is a challenge, with patience, determination, and appropriate treatment, you can be successful. Have you put your life on hold until you are thin? Are you existing without living?Having a social life can be difficult for people with an eating disorder.
When people develop eating disorders they can become more distant and start to spend more time alone.
This can make their harmful thoughts or low self-esteem worse. Eating Disorders A vast amount of research has been done on the subject of eating disorders and their causes. Many eating disorders have been proven to emerge during adolescence and often serve as the foundations to more serious problems like anorexia and bulimia.
Eating disorders are serious medical illnesses marked by severe disturbances to a person’s eating behaviors. Obsessions with food, body weight, and shape may be signs of an eating disorder.
These disorders can affect a person’s physical and mental health; in some cases, they can be life-threatening.
Eating disorders: do they mark cultural transition? Eating disorders that were once viewed as exclusive to specific class and ethnic boundaries in western culture are now spreading worldwide. General statistics: At least 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S.
1, 2 Every 62 minutes at least one person dies as a direct result from an eating disorder. 3 Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.
4 13% of women over 50 engage in eating disorder behaviors.
5 In a large national study of college students, %. Eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, are serious mental health conditions that can happen to anyone but are much more common in women.
People with eating disorders eat too little or too much.