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31 Mar 2006

Binging is getting expensive and going to waste
Hey Cybershrink
Im really battling with anxiety and deppression and the only thing that helps me cope is binging and throwing up.I have spent R800 on junk food this month and it just goes to waste and there are so many starving people out there.How selfish!!! I really don't know how to cope with pressure and I can never meet up with my own high expectations.I isolate all the time and all I think about is how to get around my parents so I can binge.Please help me, is there any methods of coping with the stress of this world?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Fortunately, guilty, there are MANY easier, cheaper, simple ways to cope with stress. You are describing a form of Eating disorder, which if left alone can become worse and can cause some serious problems, but which usually responds well to treatment. You should, with your parents help, arrange to see a good local psychiatrist for a full assessment, and then follow his/her treatment advice. IF the treatment plan incorporates CBT counselling, especially, it would help you get your high expectations within realistically reachable limits, and to help you cope with pressure, indeed without allowing many situations to create pressure as they do at present
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