Eating Disorders Unit

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are serious problems of eating behavior in which the individual can overeat or not eat enough to maintain a healthy life. The entities that include these disorders are: Anorexia Nervosa, an entity where an extreme weight loss of the patient predominates, and the refusal to feed properly because they feel obese. Bulimia Nervosa, which goes through periods where the person eats too much followed by frequent purges, sometimes self-provoked vomiting or use of laxatives. The Compulsion to eat, which consists of eating without control. These disorders are more prevalent in women and usually begin in adolescence and often present with depression, anxiety disorders and drug abuse.

The treatment of these disorders is fundamentally Psychotherapeutic and the medication constitutes a support when they are accompanied by comorbidity (anxiety, depression, etc.) or the patient's health is in imminent danger.

Fuente: Presenter Media