Answers to more than 1000 questions on psychology and mental health. Free medical advice on mental health, psychology, personality disorders, relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, emotional abuse, substance abuse, sexual abuse, types of mental illness, etc.

Psychology Free Online Medical Advice

Picture of happy people Picture of happy people
Answers to more than 1000 questions about psychology, mental health, healthy living and relationships, written by a team of experts appointed by the Commission of the European Communities.
Psychology
Free
Online
Medical
Advice
Written by a team of experts appointed by the Commission of the European communities.
Ask our intelligent question-answering system
Ask a simple question in one sentence (Note: Our answers are not oriented towards somatic - body - medicine): More info
Ask our intelligent question-answering system
Ask a simple question in one sentence (Note: Our answers are not oriented towards somatic - body - medicine):
Local help Info
Categories
Addiction Healthy living Psychotherapy
ADHD Personality disorders Relations
Anorexia Life Sex
Anxiety, Panic, OCD Mood swings Sleeping problems
Bulimia Obesity Stress symptoms
Child care Phobia Treatment
Depression Psychiatric drugs Workplace
Langu-
ages
German flag
Deutsch
English flag
English
Persian flag
Farsi
Greek flag
ελληνικά
Italian flag
Italiano
Polish flag
Polski
Russian flag
русский
Finnish flag
Suomi
Swedish flag
Svenska
We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health
information:
verify here. HON evaluates the quality and trustworthiness of medical web sites, and the logo to the left shows that HON has approved Web4Health.
Disclaimer: The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only. The material is in no way intended to replace professional medical care or attention by a qualified psychiatrist or psychotherapist. The material in this web site cannot and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or choice of treatment. If you find something which should be corrected, please write to
We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here. HON evaluates the quality and trustworthiness of medical web sites, and this logo shows that HON has approved Web4Health.
whitefiller
         Site map | Contact us | Medical experts | Communities | Join us | External reviews | Your privacy | Rules         | Rules | Advanced search | Forums | My account | Unseen

This web site in other languages:
white filler



Copyright Web4Health 2003-2017 Stockholm (Sweden), Lüneburg (Germany), Ioannina (Greece), Goes (Netherlands), Rimini (Italy)

The aim of Web4Health is to give good and useful free medical advice, help and self help in the areas of mental health, psychology, personality disorders, relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, emotional abuse, substance abuse, sexual abuse, types of mental illness, etc.

Below is an example from our data base. This example will be automatically replaced about twice an hour.


white filler
white filler

Eating Disorders Originating Factors

Written by:

  1. Fabio Piccini, doctor and Jungian psychotherapist, in charge of the "Centre for Eating Disorders Therapy" at "Malatesta Novello" nursing home in Cesena. Works privately in Rimini and Chiavari. E-mail:
  2. Daniela Bavestrello, psychologist and psychotherapist with psychodynamic training. Contract professor of Groups’ Dynamics in the University of Bologna. Is jointly responsible for the Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Services at "Malatesta Novello" nursing home in Cesena. She works privately in Rimini and Chiavari. Writes for "Donna Moderna" and "Starbene" magazines.
    E-mail: daniela.bavestrello@iol.it

First version: 22 Jul 2008. Latest revision: 05 Aug 2008.

Factors that can initiate eating disorder development in a predisposed person are called initiating factors. They happen to a person with particular personality traits and will most probably provoke an eating disorder development.

Two important eating disorder initiating factors are:

  • strict diet,
  • particular difficulties of adjustment to environmental stress.

It has been known, since the ‘60s, that a diet that leads to a 25% initial weight decrease, can induce a physiological and behavioural change in healthy people similar to that of an eating disorder.

Another initiating factor exists when an event occurs that a person experiences as stressful and cannot immediately find a behavioural response that is adequate and dynamic, that is a reaction capable of removing the malaise caused by stress.

Stressful situations that are considered eating disorder initiating factors by patients are:

  • the loss of a relative,
  • the end of a love relationship,
  • separation from the family, because of work or study,
  • failure at school or work,
  • a move,
  • a disease.

These events are really part of the normal life cycle of each person, but when they happen to people with particular personality traits they can initiate obsessive behaviour with weight and fitness control.

More information

Sources, references

white filler

Non-Google ads:
Translate Web4Health
We seek voluntary translators who are interested in translating Web4Health to new languages. We can provide the servers, but we cannot pay for the work done.
web4health.info/en/tr/

Advertise here
Reach 50 000 visitors to all English-language pages in Web4health, reading 100 000 pages for a cost of 100 US $/month.
/en/ad/