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Orthorexia – 5 signs your healthy eating isn’t so healthy after all

Wednesday, 06 July 2016. Posted in Eating Disorders

Orthorexia – 5 signs your healthy eating isn’t so healthy after all

The concept of Healthy Eating has never been so popular, you only have to scan the top selling cookery books to see that we are a nation obsessed with finding the perfect, healthy diet. No longer is eating 5 pieces of ...

The rise of mid-life anorexia

Friday, 03 August 2012. Posted in Eating Disorders

Clinical Partner Adrianna Irvine spoke to the Daily Mail about the worrying increase in Anorexia in mid-life.

The rise of mid-life anorexia

No longer a teenage illness – Anorexia can affect anyone of any age. Adrianna Irvine a Psychotherapist for Clinical Partners said ‘When someone starts such an extreme diet, chemical changes in the brain occur,’ she warns, ‘anorexia is an addiction to being ...

Understanding over-eating or binge eating

Thursday, 19 January 2012. Posted in Eating Disorders

Understanding over-eating or binge eating

What is Binge Eating Disorder? Binge eating disorder is characterized by compulsive overeating in which people consume huge amounts of food while feeling out of control and powerless to stop. The problems usually start in late teens or early adulthood. A binge eating ...

Coping with Emotional Eating

Tuesday, 10 January 2012. Posted in Eating Disorders

Is your eating out of control, does your weight yo-yo, are you eating for comfort or at times compulsively overeating or are your eating habits making you unhappy? If this sounds familiar then a new course run by Clinical Partner Professor Julia ...

Identifying and understanding the causes of anorexia

Friday, 09 December 2011. Posted in Eating Disorders

Recognising stress The signs of stress can be recognised across four key categories: Emotional issues: moodiness, irritability, depression and feelings of isolation Cognitive issues: anxiety, problems with concentration and memory Physical issues: aches, pains, ailments, constipation or diarrhoea, libido loss Behavioural issues: eating, sleeping or drinking ...

Treating Orthorexia

Thursday, 08 December 2011. Posted in Eating Disorders

When healthy eating becomes an illness Following a healthy diet does not mean you are orthorexic, and nothing is wrong with eating healthfully. Healthy eating does become harmful however when: You focus almost completely on your diet and is the main focal point of ...

Overcoming an eating disorder if you are a man

Thursday, 08 December 2011. Posted in Eating Disorders

Male Eating Disorders Despite some quite high profile cases of Male Eating Disorders including Peter Andre, Paul Gascoigne, David Coulthard, the athlete Colin Jackson, Justin Hawkins from The Darkness, even John Prescott revealed he was bulimic – the awareness, diagnosis and treatment ...

What is Binge Eating and what are the issues?

Wednesday, 07 December 2011. Posted in Eating Disorders

What is Binge Eating Disorder? Binge eating disorder is characterized by compulsive overeating in which people consume huge amounts of food while feeling out of control and powerless to stop. The problems usually start in late teens or early adulthood. A binge eating ...

Therapy for Eating Disorders

Wednesday, 07 December 2011. Posted in Eating Disorders, Treatments & Therapy

Finding the right therapy for Eating Disorders Eating disorders are complex and damaging conditions that arise from a combination of emotional, behavioural, biological, psychological and social factors. While eating disorders may begin with a preoccupation with food and weight, they are most often ...

Symptoms and treatment for Bulimia

Wednesday, 07 December 2011. Posted in Eating Disorders

Overcoming Bulimia Bulimia is an eating disorder and is characterized by frequent episodes of binge eating followed by frantic attempts to lose weight. Although the illness focuses on food - the food is used or misused as a way of managing emotions such ...

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