If you are struggling with an eating disorder, you may be somewhat reluctant to complete this course. While receiving help with certain behaviors like binge eating or vomiting may be appealing, it may be less attractive to address other aspects of the disorder. Many individuals who have an eating disorder value and identify with being able to maintain strict control over eating and losing weight, for example. It can be difficult and take time to shift that desire for control to a more healthy approach to weight management. If you are hesitant to receive treatment for your eating disorder, know that there is hope and that you will likely benefit from following the suggestions in this course and/or from seeking professional help.
This course is designed for people who have an eating disorder and would benefit from learning how to overcome disordered eating. There are 6 lessons within this course that have been modeled after Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) as explained in Barlow (2008). CBT is a popular for treating many psychological problems, including eating disorders.
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If your symptoms persist and significantly interfere with your day to day life and/or if you are significantly underweight, it is important to seek professional eating disorder help. A professional can support you in trying to overcome disordered eating. We can assist you in locating a therapist that is geographically close to you.