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Below is some helpful information on the types of disorders I deal with. This is aimed to help you understand your situation and give you the tools to work through it.

ADD & ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) have symptoms that may begin in childhood and continue into adulthood. ADD/ADHD is the most commonly studied and diagnosed psychiatric disorder affecting about 3 to 5% of people globally with symptoms starting before seven years of age. ADHD and ADD symptoms can cause problems at home, school, work, and in relationships. Adolescents and adults with ADD/ADHD tend to develop coping mechanisms to compensate for some or all of their impairments.

Eating Disorders

An eating disorder is a condition in which an individual eats, or avoids eating, in a manner which negatively affects both one’s physical and mental health. Eating disorders can range from mild mental anguish to life-threatening conditions, and can affect every aspect of an individuals’ daily life. Anorexia nervosa, binge eating and bulimia nervosa are the most common eating disorders generally recognized by medical classification schemes. Research shows that 3.7 percent women suffer from anorexia nervosa and up to 4.2 percent from bulimia nervosa, while 5 percent practice binge-eating.