Eating disorders (ED) are clinical conditions related to a persistent pattern of unhealthy eating and restrictive or unhealthy dieting with the usual goal of losing or maintaining a low body weight and/or achieving emotional regulation that is not achieved by other means.
Based on this definition, each ED has its own behavioural, emotional and cognitive implications.
In this area we work, usually in collaboration with other health professionals such as dieticians, endocrinologists, etc., to achieve in an interdisciplinary way the therapeutic objective of not only reaching normal weight but also emotional well-being. This helps to improve the quality of life and prevents possible future relapses. In addition, EDs appear very often together with other emotional problems (anxiety, depression, addictions, personality disorders…) that we can also address as part of the therapy.
Traditionally, EDs have been related to a profile of young women or adolescents, but they are pathologies indifferent to gender and increasingly appear at younger ages, but can also be present among adults.
The most common eating disorders, even though there are others, are:
- Anorexia nervosa
- Bulimia nervosa
- Binge eating disorder
These are some of the most frequent consultations in this area. However, there are many aspects that may take us to seek help. If the reason for your query is not found here but you think we can help you, you can contact us directly and make your consultation, so that we can tell you more accurately if we can help you or where you can go.