Eating Disorders and Mental Health Illnesses

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Bridgewater, N.J. (July 18, 2013) –Here’s an interesting fact that you may not have known: eating disorders and mental health illnesses have the potential to operate together. It is almost like peanut butter and jelly; you typically will not find one without the other. Oftentimes, eating disorders is a secondary symptom to an undetermined psychological disorder. People who suffer from an eating disorder may also be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, personality disorder, and/or schizophrenia.

Another fascinating fact about eating disorders and mental health is eating disorders can be genetic or caused by issues like coping skills, control issues, trauma, family trouble, or social issues. In today’s time eating disorders are more prevalent due to the stress of trying to fit in with the norms of the society.

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The problem with eating disorders is that the person suffering from the disorder can easily disguise it. There are no medical tests that can diagnose someone with an eating disorder. This is why the issue is usually overlooked. It is important to pay attention to the warning signs before it is too late.

If you or anyone you know is suffering from an eating disorder in junction to mental illness please seek immediate help. GenPsych, PC, provider of top quality outpatient psychiatric and substance abuse services, stresses the importance of eating healthy. GenPsych offers a Healthy Eating and Living (HEAL) Program where certified counselors and doctors work closely with patients to develop a more sacred relationship with food and your body.

For more information on GenPsych’s cutting-edge eating disorder programs, visit: http://www.genpsych.com/programs/eating-disorder-treatment/

For more information on eating disorders and mental health visit:
http://www.nami.org

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