Do you feel too fat? Not pretty like the others? Do you fear weight gain? Are you ashamed of your physique? Eating disorders are behavioural disorders in which the constant mental and emotional preoccupation with the topic of “eating” plays a central role. It can either be the general intake of food or its refusal. This is usually related to psychosocial problems as well as the attitude towards one’s own body (psychosomatic)
Eating disorders can lead to serious and long-term damage and sometimes even death. Well-known disorders include for example bulimia, where binge eating is followed by purging, or anorexia, where the overall food intake is limited to the absolute minimum or even nothing at all.
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Tilo Held, Counsellor
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