A recent study in the Archives of General Psychiatry looked into the risks of having in binge eating disorder in comparison to those with no health disorders. The study looked at 52 women with a binge eating disorder, 102 women with bulimia nervosa, 102 women with a psychiatric disorder and 104 without any disorder . It was found that those suffering with a binge eating disorder were the most likely to have weight vulnerabilities, parental depression, and frequently received criticism for their weight from others. Those with bulimia were found to have a negative body image, perfectionistic tendencies, and were vulnerable to obesity.
Due to the fact bulimia nervosa has many psychological factors involved, hypnotherapy has been found to be a successful treatment. Hypnosis is renowned for techniques that involve relaxation, imagery and positive suggestions which target the subconscious mind of the patient. Hypnosis is able to retrain the subconscious mind to diminish the negative thoughts and associations which led to the disorder in the first place.
Although much more research is needed to evaluate further benefits, hypnotherapy is a safe, side effect free, natural treatment to be considered.
If you are suffering from an eating disorder and would like to discuss it in confidence with a qualified professional you can find a counsellor in your local area using the Counselling Directory. If you would like to contact a hypnotherapist for treatment of an eating disorder then please visit the homepage of this site.
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