Jeanette Alonso, LMHC

What is orthorexia? Jeanette Alonso, Licensed Psychotherapist, explains how patients with it behave with an extreme avoidance of some types of food, and how common it is. How can you know the severity of someone’s eating disorder? Jeanette Alonso, Licensed Psychotherapist, explains how she determines if their patients need an outpatient treatment or if they require a higher level of care. What are the differences between ARFID and anorexia? Jeanette Alonso, Licensed Psychotherapist, talks about Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, and explains why ARFID can be mistaken for anorexia when it comes to make a diagnosis. What can put you at risk of developing an eating disorder? Jeanette Alonso, Licensed Psychotherapist, talks about the risk factors of eating disorders, like genetics, biological components, anxiety, and depression, among others. What is ARFID? Jeanette Alonso, Licensed Psychotherapist, explains what it is about, how it is different from other eating disorders, and its symptoms, such as significant weight loss, and dependence on oral nutritional supplements. How dangerous is being self-diagnosed when it comes to eating disorders? Jeanette Alonso, Licensed Psychotherapist, says some patients hide their eating disorders by having gluten intolerance or gluten free to lose weight, for example. She also explains how doctors can manage this situation. How are social media related to eating disorders? Jeanette Alonso, Licensed Psychotherapist, explains how teenagers are getting affected by bad comments in their social media, and how this can lead to develop an eating disorder.

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