Eating disorders often stem from different psychological factors. Those who suffer from an eating disorder put their health at great risk. Eating disorders involve improper eating habits for optimal health caused by thoughts and emotions. Because of this, it is important to get seek a psychologist when battling an eating disorder. If you or someone you know may be suffering from an eating disorder then contact Joel Kuppersmith, Ph.D., our psychologist in Huntington, NY.
Binge-eating Disorder: People who often binge on foods that are high in sugar, fat or salt. This type of pattern can marshal to weight increases, and in many cases even obesity.
Anorexia Nervosa: An eating disorder characterized by weight loss. People with this disorder lack healthy weight gain and have trouble sustaining a proper body weight/ stature.
Bulimia Nervosa: a consequential, probable life-threatening eating disorder signalized by a grouping of binging and compensatory behaviors (eating large amounts of food and then vomiting to avoid the calories).
Psychologists play an integral role in helping those living with an eating disorder. Once you’ve completed an evaluation, a personalized plan of action is put in motion to help you to replace damaging thoughts with encouraging ones. Eating disorders usually begin with an unhealthy mental state. An unhealthy mental state can form from negative relationships, social media, or other outside factors. Psychologists study and train ways to heal people emotionally and mentally in order to help them physically.
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Dr. Kuppersmith, a psychologist in Huntington, NY, has been serving the community for over 30 years. His impressive resume, which ranges from Chairperson of Ethics at Kings Park Psychiatric Center to Professor of Clinical Psychology Doctoral program at Adelphi University, amplifies his qualifications for this job. Putting trust in Dr. Kuppersmith will guide you in a life-changing direction both physically and mentally. To leverage Dr. Kuppersmith’s expertise while investing in your future, call (631) 595-0754 today!