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Restoring Order to your Life with Anorexia Nervosa Treatment

Anorexia Nervosa is a serious eating disorder that should never be ignored or left untreated. Our highly skilled team of psychologists at Peaceful Mind Psychology can guide you through your Anorexia Nervosa Treatment and help move you towards recovery.

The team at Peaceful Mind Psychology are not only compassionate and caring, but the whole clinic uniquely shares a special interest in eating disorders.

We have a team of 9 psychologists; all of who understand and know how to treat anorexia. We understand it can be scary to seek help, so we take the time to understand fully how you feel about recovery and slowly work through your obstacles together.

What is Anorexia Nervosa?

Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder, typified by a low weight maintained by restrictive eating (and sometimes exercising and/or purging). People who suffer from this disorder essentially starve their bodies with the objective of losing weight or gaining control. There are two anorexic sub-types: 1) ‘restrictive sub-type’ typified by restrictive eating and/or exercise, and 2) ‘binge-purge sub-type’ classified according to restrictive eating and/or exercise, with binging and purging.

While eating disorders occur across the lifespan, they are most common in young women. You may be at greater risk of developing an eating disorder if:

  • you dislike your body or have a strong desire to be thin
  • you have a family history of eating disorders
  • you have been abused
  • you are highly perfectionistic

Why Consider Anorexia Treatment with Peaceful Mind Psychology Melbourne?

Mental health issues often cause individuals to feel trapped. Even if you wish for change and try your hardest to change, you may feel stuck in a difficult cycle. Professional help is an effective way to sort through the complex emotions and neurological processes that underlie mental health issues.

Eating disorders such as Anorexia are no different. However, these disorders often lead to behaviours that are very damaging to the mind and body of the person who suffers from them. That’s why Peaceful Mind Psychology is devoted to providing a safe space for Anorexia treatment in Melbourne.

Anorexia Psychologists can help you

Mental health issues often cause individuals to feel trapped. Even if you wish for change and try your hardest to change, you may feel stuck in a difficult cycle. Professional help is an effective way to sort through the complex emotions and neurological processes that underlie mental health issues.

Eating disorders such as Anorexia are no different. However, these disorders often lead to behaviours that are very damaging to the mind and body of the person who suffers from them. That’s why Peaceful Mind Psychology is devoted to providing a safe space for Anorexia treatment in Melbourne area

Anorexia Can Affect Anyone

It is important for anyone who is struggling with Anorexia to understand that they are not alone. Many people suffer from an eating disorder or eating difficulty at some stage of their lives. And, everyone knows at least one person who has suffered from Anorexia. Unfortunately, more and more people suffer from Anorexia each year.

However, Anorexia can make you feel alone. The illness itself involves secrecy and often results in social isolation. These feelings can create feelings of shame and guilt. Rest assure, you do not have to continue feeling alone. Professional help with a psychologist can provide you with comfort and relief, as you face the journey of recovery together.

Anorexia Treatment Can Be Effective

It is important for anyone who is struggling with Anorexia to understand that they are not alone. Many people suffer from an eating disorder or eating difficulty at some stage of their lives. And, everyone knows at least one person who has suffered from Anorexia. Unfortunately, more and more people suffer from Anorexia each year.

However, Anorexia can make you feel alone. The illness itself involves secrecy and often results in social isolation. These feelings can create feelings of shame and guilt. Rest assure, you do not have to continue feeling alone. Professional Anorexia treatment in Melbourne can provide you with comfort and relief, as you face the journey of recovery together.

People with Anorexia Nervosa tend to experience a distorted body image, where they view themselves as much larger than their actual weight. Anorexia thrives off giving their sufferers an element of control, which they may struggle to find in other aspects of their life.

If you, or someone you know, is suffering with Anorexia Nervosa, there are some signs and symptoms you can look out for. For example, sufferers of anorexia fear eating in front of others and find ways to avoid social eating, they skip meals and minimise the amount they’re eating, as well as find ways to expend energy via excessive exercise and incidental exercise (e.g. taking the stairs rather than the lift). Physical symptoms could include hair loss, dry or yellowing skin and menstrual periods stopping.

Anorexia Nervosa also leads to:

  • poor bone density/osteoporosis
  • loss of libido
  • hair loss
  • a weakened immune system
  • compromised fertility
  • damage to the digestive system
  • risk of heart attack

There are well-researched treatments available for those suffering, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy -Enhanced (CBT-E) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). These treatments will help change your relationship with food and improve your overall wellbeing.

Why choose Peaceful Mind Psychology?

If you or someone you love is struggling with Anorexia Nervosa, our team at Peaceful Psychology offer personalised Anorexia Nervosa Treatment, which is carefully planned to suit your individual needs.

Working together, we will use the latest, well-researched therapies to improve your relationship with food and your self-confidence.

We understand that it can be an uphill battle to recover from anorexia alone. Therefore, in addition to individual therapy, we also offer support to families and run group therapy.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you or a loved one with anorexia, call us today on 1300 766 870, or send us a message via our online enquiry form.

It can be difficult to Find a Psychologist that is right for you. However, our Melbourne Psychology Clinic makes it easy for you: We personally match you with with one of our lovely and professional Melbourne Psychologists based on your needs and personality. We also offer psychologists who are professionally trained in Clinical Psychology and Child and Adolescents.