anorexia psychotherapy

Anorexia, Bulimia Psychotherapy | Hermosa Beach CA

Getting immediate treatment for your eating disorder will enable you to get better and live a fantastic lifestyle. Dr. Lucy Papillon, PhD, is a certified eating disorder therapist serving patients across Hermosa Beach, California, and surrounding cities. Our specialists can recommend an effective and personalized therapy to help you overcome your eating disorder issues.

What is Eating Disorder?

An eating disorder is a severe mental and physical condition defined by abnormal eating behavior involving complicated and damaging dieting and body. An eating disorder affects people negatively and is found in all populations regardless of age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, sex, gender, etc.

Though eating disorder varies from person to person, it occurs mostly to adolescents but not restricted to them. This disorder may be a result of genetic, behavioral, biological, or societal influences. It is so severe that it has the highest mortality rate compared to other mental disorders. Fortunately, eating disorder can be cured by 

Types and Effects of Eating Disorders

Some common types of eating disorders include:

Anorexia Nervosa: This is characterized by the fear of gaining weight or becoming fat and hence result in weight loss. This eating disorder may cause the menstrual period to cease, dizziness, brittle hairs, cold intolerance, severe constipation, bloating, muscle weakness, heartburn, fatigue, and probably depression.

Bulimia Nervosa: This is another type of eating disorder that is mostly characterized by binge eating. Binge eating is the consumption of a large quantity of food within a short period. This eating disorder usually causes constant toilet visitation, chronic sore throat, salivary gland swelling, nausea, etc.

Other types of eating disorder include:

  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.
  • Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder.
  • Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorder.

Treatment of Eating Disorders at Dr. Lucy Papillon, PhD

Dr. Lucy Papillon, PhD is an expert in treating any of the types of eating disorders. The experienced team at our practice will diagnose your issue properly to know the exact type of eating disorder you have. With this, we can recommend the ideal treatment option.

Treating eating disorders involves assessing other health-related problems that may have led to eating disorders. Our professional also set up treatment plans to identify physical, genetic, psychological, and behavioral causes and treat them accordingly with medications and therapy without complications.

Contact Us Today!

Contact us today at Dr. Lucy Papillon, PhD to schedule an appointment. Our experienced team will recommend the ideal treatment that will help with your recovery process and ultimately help you overcome your eating disorders.