ANOREXIA NERVOSA DIETITIAN
Vitality Unleashed Psychology provides Dietitian & Psychology services for people experiencing Anorexia Nervosa.
What is Anorexia Nervosa?
Anorexia Nervosa is a serious and complex psychological condition characterised by distorted body image whereby an individual perceives their body size to be bigger than it actually is, extreme food restriction that leads to severe weight loss, and a pathological fear of weight gain with significant anxiety/fear around food and mealtimes.
The psychological side of Anorexia Nervosa is complex, however, it is treatable. Your Clinical Psychologist or Psychologist will work with you to provide psychological treatment for the eating disorder (e.g., identifying and breaking apart unhelpful thoughts and beliefs relating to food and your body, identifying and shifting behavioural patterns, building more effective coping mechanisms, etc). A multidisciplinary approach has been shown to have improved clinical outcomes in individuals living with eating disorders and therefore the addition of a Dietitian is likely to assist in the client’s recovery process.
How Our Accredited Practicing Dietitian Can Help You with Your Anorexia Nervosa
When working with our Dietitian in treating Anorexia Nervosa, they can help with the following to enhance recovery from your eating disorder:
- Provide education and advice around nutrition
- Create a tailored meal plan to help you eat a variety of foods regularly
- Assist you in transitioning from restricted food intake to an adequate level of food intake
- Assist with your transition from in-patient care (e.g. hospital) to home with regards to meals and disordered eating behaviours.
- Help you to identify unhelpful thoughts and beliefs around food and weight and work alongside you in challenging these.
- Help you to manage these changes you are working on with your treatment team (eg., increasing food intake, moving away from calorie counting and weigh-ins, etc).
With your permission, your Dietitian will work alongside your Clinical Psychologist or Psychologist within our Clinic to enhance your recovery.
Get started with treatment for overcoming your eating issues today with our experienced and passionate Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, and Dietitian. Phone our Clinic today on 07 5574 3888, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or Book your Initial Appointment for Psychology and Dietetics Online.
Learn about some of the common eating disorders below:
Bulimia Nervosa is the recurrent binge-eating episodes (the intake of abnormally large amounts of food in a short period of time), which is then immediately followed by self-induced vomiting, fasting, over-exercising and/or the misuse of laxatives, enemas or diuretics so to prevent that food intake converting to weight gain, and to clear oneself of the guilt from consuming the food.
Orthorexia is an obsession with eating food that is ‘pure’; their focus is on the quality of the food consumed to an excessive degree, rather than the quantity, beyond that of ‘clean eating’.
Muscle Dysmorphia is a subtype of Body Dysmorphic Disorder, and is the person’s perception of themselves as being less muscular and smaller than what they actually are and causes significant distress.
BINGE EATING DISORDER
Binge Eating Disorder is a condition where a person has regular episodes of consuming an excessive amount of food within a particular space of time (e.g., two-hour sitting) that would be more than what the average person would consume in that same period of time. It is typically accompanied by a feeling of a loss of control over the binging behaviour whereby the will struggle to stop the food consumption even if they wanted to, and associated distress. Furthermore, the person with this condition will not engage in compensatory behaviour such as self-induced vomiting or excessive exercise after binge eating to counteract the calories consumed.