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Treating Orthorexia

Thursday, 08 December 2011. Posted in Eating Disorders

Although at the outset it may be centred round health issues and healthy eating it is believed that like other eating disorders it is a method of control, a way of escaping or deflecting from fears, coping with issues with self-esteem and a way of using food to create an identity.

What causes Orthorexia?

If you think you may need treatment,
call us to arrange a private consultation.

0203 326 9160

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 your life and you have little time for anything else in your life
  • The focus creates social isolation because life is planned around food
  • If you ‘slip-up’ and deviate from the diet you are filled with self-loathing and guilt and shame that can be over-whelming
  • It is used to avoid life issues.

Finding Treatment for Orthorexia

At Clinical Partners we have a team of clinicians who specialise in treating eating disorders and also have experience of treating Orthorexia.  To discuss arranging treatment please call our clinical team on 0203 326 9160 and we can arrange a consultation for you with one of our specialists.

 

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