Eating Disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge- eating disorder)

Many people believe that eating disorders are lifestyle choices that others make, however this is far from the truth when the real causes are analysed. Instead, eating disorders are mental health disorders and can never be considered a personal choice. They are thought to be caused by a combination of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. Eating disorders can be extremely distressing for both an individual and his/her loved ones, and usually are accompanied by feelings of shame. As each eating disorder has unique symptoms, treatment requires a specialist or clinician in order to shed some light on associated psychological and behavioural symptoms.