Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa are becoming more common. Anorexia Nervosa is a serious emotional disorder. If someone deliberately starves themselves but believes they are overweight they may be suffering from Anorexia Nervosa. This results in a severely restricted diet and excessive exercise. This can lead to dangerous weight loss, which can even result in death.
Bulimia, also known as Anorexia, is the misuse of laxatives and diuretics to get rid of binge-eating food. Both cases put the body at risk. Both Anorexia as well as Bulimia can be very serious and difficult to treat. The body needs to be treated, but so does the mind. Bulimia patients may see themselves as obese even though they are only half their normal weight.
Eating disorders usually begin in teenagers, and are most common around puberty. Although rare, eating disorders can also affect those over 40. This applies to both males as well as females, with the exception of girls. You should pay close attention if you notice changes in your child’s behavior, such as a decreased or interrupted menstrual cycle or dry skin.
These psychological signs include poor judgment, memory problems and/or concentration, distorted body perception, depression, obsessive compulsive behaviors, and denial. Eating disorders can be treated in a complex way that addresses both psychological and physical aspects. Cognitive and behavioral therapy, antidepressants and herbs are all common treatment options. Because the mind is involved, hypnosis can also be very helpful for people with Bulimia or Anorexia.
Experts believe that Anorexia or Bulimia is caused by the individual trying to control their own life. Young girls, whether they are trying to fit in at school or dating after a hard time in their lives, turn to eating disorders to find some control over their lives. The subconscious mind can be reached using hypnosis and trained to change their normal thinking patterns. The subconscious can be given positive suggestions by a licensed and reputable hypnotist that are related to other issues than the eating disorder.
While this is the main reason to seek hypnosis for eating disorders, it’s important to address the root causes. This is where the cause and symptoms of depression are identified. The individual gains self-confidence and healthy control. These tools can also be used to defeat Bulimia or Anorexia. Remember that hypnosis is not the only treatment for eating disorders. The individual will also need support from family members and friends. It is possible to recover by creating a positive atmosphere. You want to find a hypnotherapist who believes in and supports the person receiving treatment.
This combination will give you the best chance of success. Many doctors now add hypnosis as a part of their practice. Studies have shown that hypnosis can be combined with traditional medical care in certain cases such as severe eating disorders.