Eating disorders can be of various types. It may involve strict dietary habits or secretly gorging of food. It also involves puking after meals and obsessively tracking calorie intake. But it should be remembered that eating disorders are far beyond an unhealthy diet. It is a lot more complicated. It involves criticism of the self image. You become very cautious of your weight, the image of the body and always you feel that you are putting on weight. This excessive control in food habits actually lead to damaging behavior. Even when a person feels sad or lonely he/she takes in extra food and that helps to combat sadness or loneliness momentarily. On the other hand when they are able to curb their desire for food they feel that are exercising control. After a point of time people having eating disorders give maximum importance to weight, body image and food and all other things become secondary in their lives. In other words it can be said that they are obsessed with food.
Another major problem which the young generation of today faces is depression and to fight depression it is necessary that they seek professional help. There can be many reasons for depression but the most common consequence of depression is getting addicted to different substances. Hence in order to get a proper treatment for depression you should head towards an addiction treatment center to help a person come out of depression and at the same time he is also made to come out of the addiction.
Eating disorder - consuming too much food or avoiding it can be treated. Changing perceptions of oneself and having better things to do and focus on will take a person's mind away from this obsessive concern with himself and let him find ways to be occupied and busy. A healthy and balanced diet should be recommended as it is observed that lack of minerals, vitamins and proteins lead to eating disorders.