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 the Melbourne area.
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.
It’s important to understand the early warning signs for Anorexia, especially if you have become concerned for a loved one. Most eating disorders begin in the mind, so the very first signs are something only the individual will recognise. These include:
If you experience these types of thoughts focused on food or appearance, you may like to seek professional help. While these thoughts alone may not amount to a diagnosis of Anorexia, they can be an early warning sign. Once you or a loved one acts on these thoughts, you may notice the following signs of Anorexia:
It is extremely important to seek help once you begin displaying behavioural and physical signs of anorexia. Psychology research shows that malnourishment can affect mental functioning and actually worsen body image and food obsession. A professional therapist can help you break this cycle by using therapies designed and researched to effectively treat Anorexia.