Psychiatrist For Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are behavioral conditions associated with stressful thoughts and negative emotions toward food. They can be very damaging conditions to someone’s health both physically and mentally and also commonly affect other areas of life such as social life.
There are many types of eating disorders including the likes of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and lots more too. They all have the power to majorly impact someone’s life and can come about at any age or point in life.
We most commonly see an eating disorder start around the teenage years but they can still come on after this period. Eating disorders can make you feel certain emotions, make you have specific thoughts, and make you do particular things.
As psychiatrists, we are here to provide support as well as offer ways of dealing with your eating disorder to help you in recovery. Psychiatrists who deal with eating disorders need to safely assess and manage medical risk and so need skills in physical medicine as well as an ability to work with different psychological models and therapies.
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•Types of eating disorders
•Signs it’s time to seek professional help
•Benefits of eating disorder psychiatry
Psychiatrist For Eating Disorders
There are a lot of misconceptions about eating disorders. People often think once a patient is eating correctly, they’re suddenly ‘okay’ when it’s actually much more complicated than that. There are varying levels of eating disorders each with unique symptoms and characteristics.
Depending on the condition of the patient, which we will carefully and sensitively assess beforehand, we will prescribe various types of therapy and support.
For example, some people may require daily appointments but others may not be able to handle this which is totally fine. Through psychiatric support, we aim to change a person’s perception towards food and eating as well as potentially one’s body image. In some cases, inpatient psychiatric treatment may be necessary too.
As a team of psychiatrists carrying out various therapies and techniques, we always aim to make sure our services are carried out efficiently, supportively, and carefully to ensure the patient is comfortable. Specifically for eating disorders, we offer a series of different mental health services, some of which can be listed here;
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – This type of psychotherapy focuses on your feelings, emotions, and thoughts that are related to your eating disorder. CBT is centred around reframing current patterns that lead to eating disorder behaviours.
•Prescribed Medication – Our psychiatrists are able to prescribe medication for eating disorders if they see fit. However, this is normally best when combined with psychological therapy such as CBT, counselling, or alternate therapies.
Counselling – Counselling may also be recommended, as part of your long-term recovery, from eating disorders. Mindfulness techniques and practices can be covered, as well as giving you a safe space to speak to a mental health professional.
Our best interests are with making the patient better so the advice we give will be issued accordingly. For example, if someone was severely underweight, and most likely experiencing anorexia nervosa, treatment will begin with physical recovery prior to psychological treatment. This is because once the body itself has recovered somewhat, the mental focus will be easier to follow.
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We think you should choose us for a number of reasons, however the most important is that we genuinely care and will also offer the best solution for the patient. We’ll initially assess your needs and requirements before deciding on the most effective treatment.
A comprehensive care plan will then be constructed and our fully qualified and accredited therapists will deliver it to get you as healthy as possible in the most timely manner. We’re registered with leading private medical insurers including Bupa, AXA, Aviva, WPA, and many others. In addition, our consultant psychiatrists can also offer clinical and medico-legal assessments.
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