Food is love to begin with. No doubt about that. Everyone loves to eat and every human being living right now needs to eat. We need to eat to stay healthy. We need to eat to stay alive to begin with. Our children need to eat so that their growth won’t be interrupted in any way possible. But what happens if your children begin to restrict themselves when it comes to food? Or worse, what happens if they continue eating more than what they usually eat on a daily rate? Chances are, your children will suffer from various eating disorders such as Orthorexia which is the unhealthy obsession towards healthy food and, Drunkorexia which is the engagement of someone towards excessive diet-related behaviours that can affect our bodies very negatively. Now, a proper way deal with such eating disorders is to consult an accredited eating disorder psychologist in Melbourne and in other cities because an eating disorder phycologist has the knowledge and methods to help patients deal with these problematic disorders. And, they are the ones who can help children who are suffering from the said disorders because one look at the patient and they already know how they are going to help the patient either by therapy sessions or some medications to put back the diet of the patient to normal.
Back in the 80’s and 90’s, it was rare back then to hear children having one of those eating disorders. However, a study which was conducted, has shown an increase in the number of children under the age of 12 who have been hospitalized due eating disorders. According to the study, the number alarmingly rose by 119% from years 1999 to 2006. There are no recent data available as of the moment but if you are to believe the experts, specifically an eating disorder psychologist in Melbourne, the problem with suffering from eating disorders isn’t going away any time soon but experts are now saying that there are ways to prevent these disorders. A regular visit to a licensed eating disorder psychologist in Melbourne or anywhere in the world will help parents and patients alike in terms of having viable options as to how they will deal with the said problems.