EATING DISORDERS LATER IN LIFE

While it is true that most people with eating disorders are female, it is not true that the problem is necessarily limited to adolescents and young females. The fact is that eating disorders also affect middle-aged and elderly women as evidenced by an increase in the number of those seeking treatment. Asking for help is a courageous step for older women with eating disorders due to the shame that many feel at being afflicted with what is often  regarded  as a “teenager’s disease.” However, it is important to seek help. In the most severe cases, eating disorders can lead to life-threatening complications such as cardiac arrhythmias, kidney failure, and liver failure. This is a problem that needs to be addressed.

 

Clearly, if you’re suffering from an eating disorder, you deserve immediate help, regardless of your age or gender. But you needn’t be dealing with something so dramatic to need a little help now and again. Our counselors provide the safe space and proven techniques that you need to deal with a variety of issues, including depression, grief, anxiety, and stress, as well as eating disorders. We all need a little help during difficult times. Call one of our offices today or click here for a free on-line assessment:

http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/PLAINSAREA/screening/3140

Amanda Lichtenberg

 

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