Counseling Adults With Eating Disorder

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Counseling Adults with Eating disorder Merlene Lewis THE College of New Rochelle Professor Martinez Theory and counselling Introduction Objective: To describe eating patterns, eating behaviors, to highlight some of the problem people face when dealing with an illness or a disorder, adult struggle more from eating disorder. Some reason why it is more difficult is because of work, taking care of their house whole and family; this illness is a relentless pursuit of thinness, a misrepresentation of body image and intense fear of gaining weight, and extremely disturbed eating behavior. Many people with anorexia see themselves as overweight, even when they are starved or are clearly malnourished. Eating food and weight control…show more content…
More serious behaviors include eating very large amounts of food when not hungry, not allowing oneself to eat for long periods of time, or consuming much less than what the body needs many people with eating disorders suffer from low self-esteem, feeling of hopelessness and intense frustration with their appearance. Counseling services are critical for people with eating disorders, in order to improve their self-esteem and address their feelings of hopelessness and reduce their frustrations with their appearance Eating disorder are severe disturbances in eating behaviors, such as eating too little or eating too much. The restriction of food that leads to very low body weight, the fear of gaining weight will impact their body images and daily life. There are many different type of eating disorders; More than 10 million Americans report symptoms of an eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa, according to the National Association of Eating Disorders. Psychologists know well the danger these serious mental illnesses cause on the body, including osteoporosis, gastrointestinal complications and dental problems, among other significant health problems. But fewer psychologists may know that eating disorders have become one of the nation 's deadliest psychological illnesses. One out of every five people with anorexia eventually die of causes related to the disorder, and it boasts one the highest suicide rates
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