Eating disorders

Eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa) have much in common with addiction. It is a mental illness associated with the compulsive need to lose weight, ie not to eat, exercise to the maximum and increase energy expenditure, or, on the contrary, to overeat, then vomit and use laxatives or diuretics for weight reduction. Addiction can be spoken of in these cases in connection with the recurrent compulsive behavior that accompanies these diseases. Affected people try to relieve mental problems with extreme eating habits that harm them. Eating disorders are often accompanied by self-harm, drug use, depression, anxiety or suicidal tendencies. The treatment needs to combine psychiatric and psychotherapeutic care, which we provide to disabled girls and their parents.

eating disorders