Eating disorders, or Addiction involving food, is a chronic medical condition that requires assessment and treatment. With Addiction in this area, the ability to make healthy choices is impaired and compulsive behaviours control the individual’s life, leading to feelings of unmanageability. The eating disorder is a symptom of what is happening in the brain and it leads the person to seek escape, relief and/or reward. While there is no off switch to stop this process completely, with recovery and treatment, a high quality of life is possible.
Symptoms of eating disorders can include: