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What is an Eating Disorder Treatment TEAM - Kati Morton

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What is an Eating Disorder Treatment TEAM - Kati Morton

Treatment Team - Eating Disorder Video #3
This video describes the health care providers that you may need to get involved in your treatment and recovery. I discuss the need for your primary care doctor, dentist, psychiatrist, therapist, and dietician to know about your eating disorder to better help you. In order to create a healthy mind and healthy body it is important to enlist these professionals in your recovery from anorexia, bulimia or compulsive eating/binge eating disorder. Due to the whole body being effected by an eating disorder you will need to have various specialists to help you return to a healthy body. I have seen these disorders leave clients with osteoporosis, osteopenia, tooth decay, loss of reproductive ability, thyroid issues, and many others. Therefore I feel it is imperative that we have many people involved in our recovery so that the various part of our body and mind are well cared for. It is my hope that leveraging social media whether it is YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn can help me reach more people and spread the word about eating disorders and how destructive they can be to the people who suffer from them as well as those closest to them.


As described by Wikipedia:
Eating disorders refer to a group of conditions defined by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual's physical and mental health. Bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, and binge eating disorder are the most common specific forms in the United States. Though primarily thought of as affecting females (an estimated 5--10 million being affected in the U.S.), eating disorders affect males as well (an estimated 1 million U.S. males being affected). Although eating disorders are increasing all over the world among both men and women, there is evidence to suggest that it is women in the Western world who are at the highest risk of developing them and the degree of westernization increases the risk.

The precise cause of eating disorders is not entirely understood, but there is evidence that it may be linked to other medical conditions and situations. One study showed that girls with ADHD have a greater chance of getting an eating disorder than those not affected by ADHD. One study showed that foster girls are more likely to develop bulimia nervosa.Some also think that peer pressure and idealized body-types seen in the media are also a significant factor. However, research shows that for some people there is a genetic reason why they may be prone to developing an eating disorder.

While proper treatment can be highly effective for many of the specific types of eating disorder, the consequences of eating disorders can be severe, including death (whether from direct medical effects of disturbed eating habits or from comorbid conditions such as suicidal thinking).

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