Orthorexia nervosa

What is Orthorexia Nervosa?

This is a term used to describe an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. People with orthorexia nervosa may become fixated on eating only "clean" or "pure" foods and may restrict their diet to the point of malnourishment. Orthorexia nervosa is not currently recognized as a formal diagnosis, but it is considered a type of disordered eating behavior.

Treatment for orthorexia nervosa may include therapy to address underlying psychological issues, as well as nutritional counseling to help the individual develop a balanced and healthy relationship with food.

When is it necessary to see a doctor?

If you or someone you know may be struggling with orthorexia nervosa, it's important to seek help from a mental health professional. Remember, disordered eating patterns can have serious health consequences, and it's essential to seek support and guidance to overcome them. A therapist or counselor can provide you with compassionate care and help you develop a healthy relationship with food.

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