Appetite disorders, also referred to eating disorders, are a broad range of conditions categorised by eating, exercise and body weight or shape becoming an unhealthy preoccupation of someone’s life.
Eating disorders can affect a wide range of the population, regardless of age, gender or ethnic background.
Eating disorders can take many forms including:
Appetite Disorders Treatment
Recovery from an appetite disorder is challenging and unfortunately can be a slow, arduous process for those suffering. Treatment involves trying to balance a regular and balanced eating pattern with exploring and addressing underlying emotional problems.
Evidence shows that the earlier treatment is started the more successful it will be.
There are a range of psychological treatment approaches, which may include: motivational therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy.
Medications such as anti-depressants or anti-psychotics may occasionally be considered alongside psychological therapies for certain patients.
Medicinal cannabis can be considered for specific patients when first line therapies have not achieved adequate benefit.
If you are a patient or carer seeking an appointment to discuss treatment with medical cannabis, you can complete this form and we can assist you with this.
Eligible patients can provide us with their healthcare records or we can obtain these through your GP. This is to confirm that a patient’s condition has been fully assessed and all other treatment options have been attempted. We will ensure that the primary care provider receives all treatment communication to maintain the highest level of clinical governance.
We also accept referrals from healthcare professionals.
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