Anorexia Therapy that will help you get your life back on track
If you are suffering from Anorexia, you may feel frustrated and lost in your situation. If you feel you need guidance and support with your situation, we can help. Here at Peaceful Mind Psychology, we pride ourselves on delivering effective treatment for Anorexia whilst upholding our practice values of honesty, empathy, and kindness.
Our whole clinic has a special interest in eating disorders: We support hundreds of clients each year to recover from their eating disorder. Our psychologists are warm and empathic, fully understanding the nature and complexities of eating disorders. We also 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 include:
- Being underweight with a low BMI
- Significant anxiety and distress before and during eating
- Eating very little and skipping meals altogether
- Viewing yourself as larger than your actual body size
- Taking appetite suppressants and/or purging via self-induced vomiting or laxative use
- Menstruation ceasing, or not starting at all in the case of younger women
- Excessive exercise whereby the individual pushes themselves to their physical and mental limits
What are the causes of Anorexia?
It’s important to know that you are not to blame for developing Anorexia. Anorexia develops if you are genetically susceptible in combination with experiencing particular life events. Risk factors to developing Anorexia 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 Treatment?
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 move towards 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
So, if you’re searching for Anorexia therapy and are ready to start your recovery process, call us on 1300 766 870, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill in an online enquiry form. We will match you with a psychologist who suits your needs and personality.
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.