[Accredited] Introduction to Eating Disorders & Treatment
What you'll learn
- What are eating disorder
- Types of eating disorders
- Various research of all eating disorders
- Introduction to therapies useful to treat eating disorders
- Student of psychology
- Laptop with internet access
This is a basic course that covers the topics of eating disorder. This course is suitable only for students & not counsellors or therapists.
Eating disorders are behavioral conditions characterized by severe and persistent disturbance in eating behaviors and associated distressing thoughts and emotions. They can be very serious conditions affecting physical, psychological and social function. Types of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, other specified feeding and eating disorder, pica and rumination disorder.
Taken together, eating disorders affect up to 5% of the population, most often develop in adolescence and young adulthood. Several, especially anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are more common in women, but they can all occur at any age and affect any gender. Eating disorders are often associated with preoccupations with food, weight or shape or with anxiety about eating or the consequences of eating certain foods. Behaviors associated with eating disorders including restrictive eating or avoidance of certain foods, binge eating, purging by vomiting or laxative misuse or compulsive exercise. These behaviors can become driven in ways that appear similar to an addiction.
Eating disorders often co-occur with other psychiatric disorders most commonly mood and anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and alcohol and drug abuse problems. Evidence suggests that genes and heritability play a part in why some people are at higher risk for an eating disorder, but these disorders can also afflict those with no family history of the condition. Treatment should address psychological, behavioral, nutritional and other medical complications. The latter can include consequences of malnutrition or of purging behaviors including, heart and gastrointestinal problems as well as other potentially fatal conditions. Ambivalence towards treatment, denial of a problem with eating and weight, or anxiety about changing eating patterns is not uncommon. With proper medical care however, those with eating disorders can resume healthy eating habits, and recover their emotional and psychological health.
This course is created by Vyas Psychology Training Centre
Who this course is for:
- Psychology students
Hey there! I am Aman Varma and I am a counseling psychologist (PGDPC) and certified CBT Practitioner. I am also accredited in various other therapies such as DBT, ACT, Gestalt Therapy, Hypnotherapy, NLP and more.
Fun fact: I am also a graphologist. It is the science of understanding human behavior through handwriting.
Other than psychology & mental health I have keen interest in spirituality. I always try to integrate psychology & spirituality in my teaching along with personal experiences and case study so that students get a broader perspective towards the topic.
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About my company:
Vyas Psychology Training Centre is dedicated to providing high-quality training courses on mental health. Our training courses are suitable for professionals as well as individuals who are looking for solutions to their mental health issues. We also create courses on various self-help and spirituality topics for people who love personal growth. We are dedicated to building a catalogue of result-oriented training courses on almost every mental health topic!