Eating Disorders include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.
These disorders are often coping reactions to times of stress with a belief that eating less or more can lessen emotions. However, these disorders can cause long-term physical, cognitive and emotional problems.
The under-control or over-control of food intake can have sizeable cognitive and medical consequences, even death when left untreated.
Body image distress, which is pervasive in our society, can also be a trigger of maladaptive eating behaviours.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based treatment for eating disorders in adolescence and adulthood. We work with individuals to regain a healthy relationship with food and a more balanced and healthy body image.
We focus on taking a team approach involving your other healthcare providers and supportive family members. Family-based approaches can also be highly effective and beneficial for the treatment of eating disorders.