When we talk about eating disorders, we are not necessarily talking about skipping a meal to try to lose a little weight. Most of the time, eating disorders center around extremes in both directions, either overeating or not eating enough. Whether it is excessive eating or starving themselves, people who deal with eating disorders have a host of other problems that come about as a result of their eating disorder. The good news is that for a lot of people it is a mental problem that can be overcome with therapy and counselling.
Most people who have a problem with food and eating deal with one of these three major eating disorders:
While those mentioned above are the more common types of eating disorders that affect people, there are actually quite a few other varieties that are more rare but just as serious to recognize and get help with. From Trichophagia (eating hair) to Geophagia (eating soil) there is a wide variety of eating problems that people face besides the three types that are most common.
Some doctors prescribe antidepressants to help with eating disorders, but there are many potential side effects with taking SSRI's and other antidepressants. For many people, a combination of counselling and group therapy. If you want a more private way to treat your problems with eating, there are other roads you can take. Online therapy through our confidential and secure online platform, GoMentor 24/7, has been able to help many people, allowing them to save money while getting the treatment and support they need to kick their eating disorder and resume a normal life.