Disordered eating is a disturbed and unhealthy eating pattern that can include restrictive dieting, compulsive eating or skipping meals. Disordered eating can include behaviors which reflect many but not all of the symptoms of feeding and eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders or Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.
Disordered eating behaviors, and in particular dieting are the most common indicators of the development of an eating disorder. Disordered eating can have a destructive impact upon a person’s life and has been linked to a reduced ability to cope with stressful situations. There is also increased incidence of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in adolescents with disordered eating. By exploring underlying emotional and environment factors that may be affecting your patterns, DeAne can be a supportive clinician as you worked towards understanding your personal balance and triggers. We often collaborate with local nutritionists that can also assist our clients in building knowledge and understanding of what a healthy lifestyle is and how to deal with barriers to increase success.