Despite being distinct diagnoses, research shows that eating disorders and addiction frequently coexist. The tenacity with which anorexics pursue starvation and exercise despite the negative physical, emotional, and social consequences is reminiscent of many addictive disorders. This website is designed to help those who feel alone in their struggles with food, body image, and self-esteem and is intended to help people with eating disorders get the help they need to recover safely.
Treatment for an eating disorder is based on the symptoms yet, usually combines psychotherapy, nutrition education, medical monitoring, and medications.
Other health issues caused by an eating disorder must also be addressed as they can be life-threatening if left untreated. If standard treatment doesn’t work or causes health issues, you may need hospitalization or another type of inpatient program that focuses on the individuals’ needs. If you suspect you have an eating disorder, see your GP as soon as possible.