Eating Disorder

Eating Disorder

EatingDisorder

Eatingdisorders and the factors that might contribute

Carrieis at risk of developing overeating as her eating disorder due to onemajor factor. This is because she is worried about gaining weight,and therefore, she prefers crash dieting. The result of this concernmight be overeating since she will lose hope after realizing that shehas not lost weight after a short time of her sacrifice.Additionally, she has isolated herself from most of her neighbors andthus she is at risk of spending most of her time eating. Typically,she will lack advice from the people around her that might motivateher.

Symptoms

Someof the symptoms that the doctors and the family members should lookfor to determine if she has developed an eating disorder include

Dramaticweight loss/gain-if Carrie experiences a tremendous weight loss/gain then it is oneevident factor that she has developed an eating disorder (Sanderson,2012).

Refusalto eat-this is another critical symptom that they should also evaluate. Shemight refuse to eat since she is worried that she is at risk ofadding more weight. Therefore, refusing to eat is another crucialsymptom of eating disorder (Stice,et al.2004).

Lastly,another critical symptom of eating disorder is the change in herability to socialize communicate and focus on the things that matter.This is because the brain underperforms once it is subjected tostarving.

Treatmentof the eating disorder

Nutritionalcounseling should be the first step to help her decide the food sheis going to take. It will also help her to believe in herself becauseof the concern of the counsellor. Also, the nutritional counsellormight give her appropriate advice to assist her in improving hereating habits.

Anotherimportant treatment plan is sharing her mind with some of her closefriends and family members. This will help her to speak out thenegatives and start a new leaf. Also, it will be crucial to helpingher overcome her negative attitudes that always pull her behind(Sanderson,2012).

References

  1. Sanderson, C. A. (2012).&nbspHealth psychology. Wiley Global Education.

  2. Stice, E., &amp Shaw, H. (2004). Eating disorder prevention programs: a meta-analytic review.&nbspPsychological bulletin,&nbsp130(2), 206.