The eating disorders are chronic and progressive, manifested by severe abnormalities in the behavior of the ingeste meals, however, cover a complex range of psychological and emotional factors including prevailing alteration or distortion of self- body image. Eating disorders are becoming more frequent and concern in our society, especially in the early ages at which they occur.
Types of Eating Disorders
Anorexia nervosa: Anorexia nervosa is a voluntary loss of weight and an intense fear of gaining weight. They experience feelings of disgust with his own body, trouble recognizing feelings of hunger and satiety and may feel bloated or have nausea after eating very little. Altered the weight limits in relation to height and generating a serious deterioration of the physical and mental
Bulimia nervosa: Bulimia nervosa is characterized by frequent episodes of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors harmful, such as induced vomiting, abuse of drugs or laxatives. To prevent weight gain after the binge, the person uses various mechanisms such as self-induced vomiting, abuse of drugs, laxatives and diuretics or prolonged fasting and in anorexia nervosa and bulimia also there is a disturbance of body image.
Obesity: Obesity is characterized by excessive accumulation of unnecessary body fat. Clinically, there is fairly widespread agreement to consider a person as obese when it exceeds 20% of their ideal weight, depending on their size, complexion, gender and age. In most cases, obesity is caused by excessive intake by an energy deficit or both. Research drawn the conclusion that the excessive intake is induced by emotional states of anxiety and stress.states The psychological therapies are showing positive results in treatment alone or in combination with the medical approach.
- People with Eating Disorders such as anorexia, bulimia or obesity.
- People with food cravings
- People who have problems with food
- Lost patterns and habits that promote positive attitudes towards food
- Learning self-control techniques of eating behavior and body weight stabilization
- Strengthen Self-Esteem
- Breaking the vicious circles of control-decontrol, typical of these disorders