THE EATING DISORDER CENTER, LLC


  Kristi L Shohet, MS, LCPC, CEDS
 

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Eating disorders (ED) are not formed solely by food preoccupations and eating behaviors.  ED's in fact, are the symptoms that mask real underlying psychological and biological problems.  Individuals challenged by their eating behaviors (e.g., restricting, binging, purging, excessive exercise, laxatives, caffeine [and other drug use], etc.) need to be reassured that letting go of real problems ultimately leads to a rewarding and fulfilling life.  


Another common misconception to ED's is that it is a female only disorder.  On the contrary, males account for approximately 1% of anorexia nervosa (AN), 20% of bulimia nervosa (BN), and 40% of binge eating disorder (BED).  These statistics were made available through the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) however they may be understated given available research with males. 

Often times a combination of counseling, nutritional guidance, and medical monitoring, particularly from recovered specialists, are the tools needed to achieve greater insight of one's problems.  Similarly, early detection is critical for enhanced recovery.  During these stages individuals are more likely to demonstrate a clearer understanding of their behaviors before deterioration of cognition and physical health become more prevalent. 

This website is designed for individuals to evaluate their own conditions in a private manner.  It is filled with the latest research facts along with suggested reading material, numerous video presentations, and internet links providing extensive ED information.


It is my hope that you will use this website and/or the recommended resources to gather  information for yourself, a family member, a friend, student, or loved one.  If I may be of further assistance you may contact me via email at ks@EatingDisordersIdaho.com or my confidential office line at: (208) 939-5553

Sincerely,
Kristi L Shohet, MS, LCPC, CEDS