What are Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders are mental illnesses that originate from different factors such as biology, psychology, family, culture and society. These illnesses are characterised by extreme behaviour to lose weight, avoid gaining it or even binge eating large quantities. Eating disorders are considered behavioural disorders as they are fundamentally psychological. Although the external symptoms appear as abnormal […]

Insight and Mental Illness Awareness

One of the biggest challenges for diagnosing, evaluating and treating mental illness comes from a lack of awareness or insight. Typically in these patients, there is a lack of motivation for change which leads to them rejecting the reality of their situation. When patients reject their reality, it not only delays correct diagnosis but also […]