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Eating Disorders

Today's media obsession with slimness and image perfection is largely responsible for the pressure to achieve the ‘perfect figure’ and has greatly contributed to today's rise in eating disorders in young women as well as an increasing number of young men.

However, seldom is the desire for a beautiful body the only driving force - not everyone is prone to developing an eating disorder and greater forces are usually at work when it happens. The eating disorder can be a cloak for a low sense of self-worth and is often linked to deep seated emotional problems and feelings, which cannot be expressed, faced or resolved. Focusing on food becomes a way of avoiding the real issues. It often masks a fragile sense of self-esteem and is fuelled by a longing to be loved, to feel safe and in control. Often people with eating disorders are perfectionists, highly self-critical and competitive.

It is the understanding of the underlying and often powerful mechanisms of the mind that are driving the processes that a therapist can help reveal to start the upward path towards a cure.