Eating dissorders are pathologies with a psychological origin that usually begin during puberty or adolescence and are very related with the conflicts that happen during that time in life. Nevertheless, it is true that nowadays we find more eating dissorders that develop sooner or later in life.
Therapies are very diffent depending on each patient’s characteriscs and the process of the illness. For every case, psychotherapy is the way that allows us to untangle the issues that make the person feel stuck and repeat patterns of behaviour that bring lots of suffering to oneself and the loved ones around the patient.
Therapeutic work with people that have eating dissoders must always be coordinated with other professionals (endocrinologists, nutricionists, paedetricians and psyquiatrists) that will tend everything related to the physical part, the body. Treatment of eating dissorders usually requires team work.
Families will also need a place to talk about the different situations that they will live during the illness, if they feel up to it, helping think aobut themselves and different ways to relate with their sons and daughters, so they can help them understand better this pathology and how it affects their loved ones. Getting help from proffessionals will mark the difference in the outcome of this illness.