Who should I contact if I have AN eating disorder?
A team approach is often best. Those who may be involved in treatment include medical doctors, mental health professionals, and nutritionists. The participation and support of family members also makes a big difference in the success of eating disorder treatment.
What classifies disordered eating?
Disordered eating sits on a spectrum between normal eating and an eating disorder and may include symptoms and behaviours of eating disorders, but at a lesser frequency or lower level of severity. Disordered eating may include restrictive eating, compulsive eating, or irregular or inflexible eating patterns.
Which of the following family characteristics is associated with eating disorders?
Research also indicates that families of individuals with eating disorders tend to be overprotective, perfectionistic, rigid, and focused on success. They have high, sometimes unreasonable expectations for achievement and may place exaggerated attention on external rewards.
What age group is more likely to have an eating disorder?
The most common age of onset is between 12-25. Although much more common in females, 10 percent of cases detected are in males.
How do you help someone who is not eating?
Telling them you care about them, and that you’re there to help, is the most effective way of showing your support. Give them space to talk about how they’re feeling and what’s going on for them. Don’t get frustrated or annoyed by the person’s eating habits or try to force them to eat.
What is the most successful treatment for anorexia?
No single therapy method was most effective for adults with anorexia nervosa. However, many people with anorexia do see an improvement with therapy. CBT and IPT are the most established treatments for binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa.
What are two ways you could help a friend who has an eating disorder?
In supporting someone with an eating disorder, there are a few key things you can do to help.
- Do encourage your friend or family member to seek professional help.
- Don’t be critical of someone’s appearance.
- Do show compassion and care, and listen to them non-judgmentally.