Eating Disorders and Obesity are both multifactorial and complex issues. Because we must eat to survive, we all come into contact and make many decisions relating to food each day, which continuously interact with our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It is the nature of these interactions that can lead to unhappy, or even harmful relationships with food.
These relationships are not easily categorised, nor do they define us. There is no single cause to an eating disorder, just as there is no simple model to explain the various ways in which obesity might develop.
While the treatment for various types of eating disorders and obesity differs, what is constant, is a need for the appreciation of the individual involved, and helping to promote and sustain healthful change. Please explore the treatment paradigm page to learn more.