Does your child suffer from 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 their emotions. However, these disorders can cause long-term physical, cognitive and emotional problems.
Body image distress, which is also pervasive in our society among children and adolescents, can also be a trigger of maladaptive eating behaviours. Sometimes school or sports teams experience contagion of body image distress.
The under-control or over-control of food intake can have sizeable cognitive and medical consequences, even death when left untreated.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an evidence-based treatment for eating disorders in adolescence. We work with you and your child to regain a healthy relationship with food and a more balanced and healthy body image.
We focus on taking a team approach involving your child’s other healthcare providers and supportive family members. Family-based approaches can also be highly effective and beneficial for the treatment of eating disorders.