Eating disorders are characterized by irregular eating habits and severe concern about body weight or shape. The most common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. While eating disorders involve a preoccupation with body image eating disorders are often the result of a desire for control. Approximately 1 in 3 women in Canada develop bulimia nervosa in their lifetime. Additionally, anorexia nervosa is one of the most common psychiatric conditions in young women. While eating disorders predominantly affect women, men can also develop eating disorders.
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based type of therapy that can treat a wide variety of mental disorders. It is a common treatment for anxiety, social anxiety and depression, with evidence showing it to be equally as helpful as medications. CBT focuses on the present and on breaking negative thought patterns. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is also adaptable to children, adolescents, and couples.
Online Therapy For Eating Disorders
Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is proven to be as effective in treating eating disorders as in-person CBT. Since CBT focuses on developing awareness of distorted thinking, it is well suited to treating eating disorders. Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy helps reduce binge-purging symptoms. Online therapy for eating disorders is proven to be superior to medication alone.
Who are TranQool Therapists?
TranQool therapists are registered social workers and psychologists in Ontario. Our therapists specialize in providing online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.