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Food Tech 2019- Eating disorders and causes symptoms and treatment possibilities. Where are you recovered, and what does recover really means?

Author(s): Isabelle Plasmeijer

Statement of the Problem: Anorexia Nervosa is one the far most deadly psychiatric illnesses there are. About 10% of all patients suffering die because of medical conditions or because they commit suicide. There are many forms of eating disorders. Most know is Anorexia Nervosa, but also Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder and OSFED (Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders). Although anorexia and bulimia tend to get the on, OSFED actually makes up 70 percent of all 24 million eating disorder diagnoses in the United States. A person with OSFED may be diagnosed as such because she does not fully meet the criteria for anorexia or bulimia. A person with OSFED may have some symptoms of both disorders, but not severely enough to warrant a diagnosis. Reason people develop an eating disorder can vary from bullying, violence at home, posttrauma stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol dependency. Many researchers have invested gated the cause, it’s cure, treatment operations and Patient care. Sadly enough there has not been found a cure yet. Over the course of 5 years Isabelle has writer en 3 books. The last book she wrote focusses on the limiting beliefs a person with an eating disorder has. It reveals the beliefs, excuses and fears that people suffer from such as “I am not sick enough to get help”, “If I recover now, everyone will think I dramazed all the me”, “I can’t live without my eating disorder. I need it to get by”. The main characteristics of people suffering from an eating disorder are that they are; caring, pleasers, perffionalist, insecure, low self-esteem, over achievers. In therapy Isabelle beliefs helping a person to eat are simply not enough. Eating disorders are not about food or eating.

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