Eating disorders are complex health conditions that can negatively affect both the physical and emotional well-being of those who suffer from them. As a trusted therapist in the South Bay, I often help clients who are struggling with eating disorders of all types, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge-eating. Eating disorders can become chronic, debilitating and even life-threatening conditions if not recognized and treated appropriately.
Eating disorders often develop during the teenage and young adult years, although they can develop at other ages as well. Some of the most common symptoms of eating disorders include:
Although the exact cause of eating disorders is not known, it is thought that a combination of biological, psychological and/or environmental/interpersonal issues all may be contributing factors in the development of these disorders.
Effective treatment for an eating disorder must address the symptoms and medical consequences, along with the psychological, biological, interpersonal and cultural forces that contribute to or maintain the disorder. Many people with eating disorders respond well to individual, group or family therapy and medical management provided by their primary care provider.
As a psychologist offering adult and teen therapy in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, I provide effective eating disorder treatment that addresses the underlying emotional and mental health issues which can date back to childhood and involve the person’s self-perception and self-image. If you suspect that you or someone you love is suffering from an eating disorder, please don’t hesitate to call me at (310) 892-2572 or contact me online for the help you need.