Professional anorexia treatment is the first step in the recovery journey

It’s common for those struggling with anorexia to feel frustrated and lost in their situation.

At Peaceful Mind Psychology, our team of expert psychologists deeply understand this feeling, and offer clinical anorexia treatment with unique warmth, support and guidance to ensure your clients feel comfortable and at ease.

Our practice prides itself on the values of honesty, empathy and kindness and this approach has helped hundreds of our clients which have struggled with eating disorders, such as anorexia to overcome their battle and return to living a healthier, happier life.

Our whole clinic has a special interest in eating disorders, meaning our psychologists are fully understanding the nature and complexities of eating disorders such as anorexia.

We understand that every eating disorder is different and each person is unique; our psychologists tailor treatment to your specific needs.

What is Anorexia?

Anorexia is a type of eating disorder, typified by a strive for thinness or control.
Those who suffer from anorexia experience a distorted body image, perceiving themselves as much larger than their actual body.
Anorexia is seen in males and females as well as across the lifespan, but Anorexia is most commonly found in young women.

Signs and symptoms of anorexia can include:

  • Having unusual self-deprecating thoughts about your body or specific parts of your body
  • Obsessing over what you eat, either by counting calories or becoming consumed with research into health and nutrition
  • Focus on your body shape and weight
  • Skipping meals or minimising food intake
  • Excessive and intense exercise
  • Food rituals, such as arranging food in a particular way on the plate
  • Losing weight or being underweightwomen holding her hair looking at sunset
  • Signs of malnourishment, including hair growth on the side of the face, discolouration of the skin and thinning hair on the scalp
  • Avoidance of favourite foods or specific food groups
  • Depression and/or a loss of interest in activities and hobbies
  • Binging or purging (e.g. self-induced vomiting)

Anorexia therapy can help you identify and overcome the root cause of the condition

It’s important to know that you are not to blame for developing Anorexia.

Anorexia can develop if you are genetically susceptible in combination with experiencing particular life events and a perception of societal pressure.
Risk factors to developing Anorexia can include:

  • A history of being criticised for your body shape, weight, or eating habits
  • Poor body image and significant attempts at dieting
  • Highly perfectionistic personality trait
  • A family history of eating disorders
  • Childhood trauma or abuse

Why should you seek Anorexia Therapy?

Anorexia can cause severe physiological complications over longer periods of time, such as:

  • Muscle and bone complications, including poor bone density or osteoporosis
  • Fertility issues
  • Heart and blood vessel complications
  • Brain and nerve complications
  • Kidney or bowel complications
  • A weakened immune system
  • Risk of organ failure and death
  • Teeth damage and erosion

The sooner you seek support, the quicker you can begin your recovery. Recovery allows you to feel free in your mind, enjoy the moment, and connect deeply with others. We know the process of recovery can be challenging, so our psychologists try to make the process as comfortable as possible.

At Peaceful Mind Psychology, we provide:

  • Individual treatment sessions
  • Group therapy sessions
  • Carer and family information sessions
  • Carer and family individual support and therapy sessions

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Start your recovery journey today

Anorexia can make you feel very isolated from others, but you are not alone. Beginning treatment is as simple as making a phone call and setting your first appointment. There is no need for a referral for you to seek treatment from our psychologists.

Eating disorders are our special interest at Peaceful Mind Psychology, and we’ve helped many people who struggle with Anorexia. We believe in recovery and work hard to help you achieve your goals.

If you or a loved one are struggling with anorexia, the first step in the recovery journey is to seek professional help. Our highly skilled, warm and empathic team are available and ready to ready to play a role in the recovery process.

Peaceful Mind Psychology has clinics in Armadale, Prahran and Hawthorn, you’re able to call and speak to our friendly receptionist to make an appointment on 1300 766 870 or complete our contact form online.

If you have a specific member of our team in mind, please feel free request the psychologist you would like to work with or alternatively, we will match you with a psychologist that suits your unique needs and personality.

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Resources

The Butterfly Foundation has an abundance of fantastic resources online which can assist your recovery journey alongside receiving expert, professional treatment.

If you are experiencing an acute crisis please do not hesitate to call one of the following

Ambulance:Β  000

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800