Since both men and women can have anorexia nervosa, it is significantly more common in women, especially young women and teenagers. Anorexia is a dangerous disorder that can lead to death if left untreated.
Anorexics exhibit a variety of symptoms that range from severe weight reduction to far below a healthy body weight. Menstrual cycles may be affected in women. Eating habits and an obsession with calorie count are widespread in both males and females, and patients might also exhibit signs of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and/or body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), when they don't picture themselves as they naturally are, but as grossly overweight. Anorexia could well be associated with binge eating, self-induced vomiting, or the improper use of laxatives or diet pills. People with this condition frequently complain of being cold and having poor energy levels.
Anorexia is a complicated disorder with many elements at play. There are biological and genetic factors, along with psychological and cultural aspects. Anorexia can often occur as a result of sadness or low self-esteem. A slim body is valued in many cultures, particularly among women, and the resulting societal pressure to look a specific way can contribute to the development of anorexia.
Treatments for Anorexia Nervosa
You may be feeling overwhelmed if you have been diagnosed with anorexia by a doctor, psychologist, or psychiatrist. Regardless of the reasons for your problem, we can aid you in controlling your symptoms and working slowly towards a healthier diet and lifestyle and overall self-image.
We can guide you to reestablish beneficial behaviors that will allow you to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, as well as resolve the variables that are related to your disorder. You may also have to visit a dietitian or other diet and nutrition consultant.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can support you by teaching you new methods to handle negative behaviors and reactions, as well as by building a strategy to incorporate healthy eating habits into your routine.
You can recover rapidly with good treatment and blend your improved, healthier behaviors with a positive self-image.