Atypical Eating disorder or Eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS) is an eating disorder that does not meet the criteria for the following two disorders:

  1. Anorexia nervosa characterized by a low weight, fear of gaining weight, a strong desire to be thin, and food restriction.
  2. Bulimia nervosa characterized by binge eating meaning eating a large amount of food in a short amount of time followed by purging to get rid of the food consumed. This may be done by vomiting or taking laxatives.

Individuals with EDNOS usually fall into one of three groups: sub-threshold symptoms of anorexia or bulimia, mixed features of both disorders, and extremely atypical eating behaviors that are not characterized by either of the other established disorders.

About 60% of adults treated for eating disorders are diagnosed with EDNOS. It occurs in all genders. Our sessions find out where this weight control thought emerged so as to set about creating health in the individual.

Work with Poppy:

We recognise that each individual’s situation is different, which is why we ensure that everyone has a unique consulting plan tailored to their needs. The work can involve:

  • Identifying what has been and is going on in your environment that may be contributing to the issues you’re facing.
  • Assessing how this behaviour serves you on a deeper level i.e. all behaviours ultimately have a benefit or we wouldn’t use them.
  • Understanding the costs and consequences of behaviour, the effect on relationships and potential opportunities lost.
  • Discussing the cycle of thoughts, emotions and behaviours.
  • Identifying inner conflicts that sabotage progression and wellness.
  • Learning about emotional suppression and the psychology of emotion.
  • Developing open, authentic relating so that any disturbing behaviour is no longer needed as a strategy for coping.
  • Discovering and then mastering the methods for building and maintaining a healthy, happy, progressive and successful future.