While it’s very possible to treat anxiety eating disorders, it’s important that patients, and their respective friends and family, follow their case. A major problem that individuals suffering from anxiety and eating disorders have to face involves self-control when alone. And, because isolation is often where symptoms can appear, having peers monitor the individual can keep them on the right track.
Anxiety and eating disorders can exist separately. Even on their own, they can be crippling. When anxiety and eating disorders combine, however, things can get much worse. The combination of anxiety symptoms with a profound alteration to eating habits makes it seem impossible to get better.
Some people turn to food to solve their anxiety problems, while others stumble into an anxiety disorder due to their eating habits. Either way, in the end, they have to deal with a vicious cycle. It’s still possible to recover, though.
Whether it’s a combination of BED and panic disorder, or social anxiety disorder and Anorexia, the right professionals can find a solution. A lot of the responsibility falls on the shoulders of the patient, though, making success more likely if they have friends and family to help.
It all starts with a proper diagnosis by a medical professional. After that, a psychologist and nutritionist help inform, correct, and guide the patient. Once progress is made, the patient is ready for the potential addition of medication. Finally, though, the patient has to follow instructions while on their own. The potential to fall back into prior habits is quite high, so monitoring the case is essential.