Self-Help Programs Designed to Overcome Eating Disorders Athens AL
Fort Payne, AL
I am also a earlier suffer of anorexia and bulimia myself (this was the main reason I determined to study all I could about these circumstances and aid myself and other people to get better from it) and as a doctor I have worked with many women struggling with eating disorders. I believe that most eating disorders are learned behavior. It can therefore be unlearned. By behavior I mean not only actions but thought processes and attitudes as well. As with many behavioral problems, early detection often speeds up recovery. Those who admit to their eating problem in the early stage and are frightened that they might continue – often are able to change their destructive eating habits with relative ease.Many of the sufferers I see have already had years of individual psychotherapy. Often their therapists have focused on deep-seated underlying causes, which did not help the women in the here and now. Some sufferers have continued to feel bizarre and alone, even though they were told that their behavior was not uncommon. And there are some who have never admitted to their secret eating behavior. Some therapists favor group therapy but I have found that group therapy is good and helpful only until a certain stage of recovery – the stage of admitting that “Yes, I do have a problem and I do need help”. At this point to continue with treatment people are advised by councilors to come to group therapy where they return again and again, but this is not good. Here is what happens – they a...