Mental anorexia

психическая анорексия Mental anorexia is a type of anorexia syndrome, characterized by a loss of hunger, a constant rejection of the proposed food because of the suppression of appetite by mental illness. Mental anorexia is one of the types of paranoid abnormalities in the psyche

Mental anorexia symptoms

- weight loss, refusal to eat

- Mistrust of others and their own reflection in the mirror

- excessive concern with your appearance

- intolerance of neglect and humiliation to one's own person

- avoidance of independence in decision-making and responsibility

- in their failures and the "extra" weight gain, those suffering from anorexia blame the fate of other people

- a sense of inferiority and insignificance

- patients with anorexia are often irritable, exhibit unmotivated aggression with a forward attacking effect

- victims of anorexia are suspicious, full of negativity, touchy

- aggression, anorexia sufferers are replaced by inertia of cogitative activity and solitude from people

- Anorexic patients are susceptible to a depressive disorder of the classical type

- the state of anguish reaches its extreme peak with a pessimistic assessment of its past life, present and future

- not leaving delusional ideas about the need to lose weight

- difficulty in moving, a feeling of heaviness in the whole body, weakness

- a stony expression of mournful expression

- frequent convulsions, shortness of breath

- negation of the problem of anorexia and severe thinning

- Occurring periodically suicidal thoughts with an active desire to implement the conceived (monoideism) психическая анорексия

Mental anorexia treatment

Treatment of mental anorexia consists in returning anorexia close to normal, setting up independent food meals and restoring the basic instinct - hunger, as well as eliminating the associated diseases. Victims of anorexia should receive qualified medical, psychological help and, as a result, educate themselves in a positive mood for eating, form a positive attitude towards themselves and the need to add weight to their body. Great importance is given to the support of relatives of the patient with anorexia. Without the involvement of relatives, it is not possible to cure a patient with mental anorexia. Begin with a visit to a therapist who will prescribe a test and offer the patient a bed rest with active use of vitamin-supporting immune systems. If mental anorexia leads to dystrophy , the patient is hospitalized. Diet suffering from mental anorexia should be offered high-calorie, frequent and small portions. Per month, an increase of up to two kilograms is considered the norm. And only after a steady increase in weight every month, the patient with anorexia is transferred to the general regime. From drugs, antidepressants and tranquilizers are added, educational talks about the consequences of anorexia are conducted, hypnosis is suggested. The method of encouragement, praise of the patient for raising personal self-esteem and belief in the success of treatment are welcomed in the treatment. Sessions of autogenic training help restore mental balance to a patient with anorexia. For the successful treatment of anorexia, the moment of cooperation of relatives with medical personnel is important. For this, group psychotherapy is widely used and gives its positive results.

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