Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Neuroplasticity is the Key to Treatment of Eating Disorders

    The researchers are now suggesting that neuroplasticity could be the answer to treating eating disorders. They are of the view that our own brains, thoughts and emotions are not rigid or fixed in place. But can be changed in order to treat and even cure eating disorders.

    Neuroplasticity is the Key to Treatment of Eating Disorders

    So what is neuroplasticity? Let us define it. The first part neuro is for neurons (which is the nerve cells in the brain) and plasticity means plastic or changed. Is the brain's neuroplasticity that allows the brain to change itself.

    These changes occur in four ways:

    (1) By responding to the world in a certain way
    (2) With an understanding of the world in a certain way
    (3) By acting in the world in a certain way
    (4) By thinking and imagining in a certain way.

    All these activities can change the brain and how it functions. With scientists' directed neuroplasticity "and the doctor can pass into the brain was calculated from the input sequence and / or particular patterns of stimulation to make desirable and specific changes in the brain for the better.

    For example, under some kind of deep brain stimulation patients with eating disorders can be made to stop focusing on food issues and weight and start focusing on other things. By focusing on other things (the so-called focused attention) the brain develops new connections between neurons and rewires itself. Old neuronal connections (connections responsible for their eating disorder) will become less and less active and eventually completely replace themselves with new connections. This is how neuroplasticity works: by deleting old connections of neurons that are damaged and develop new healthy.

    To make it easier to understand, the brain consists of many chains of nerve connections. This chain is responsible for producing certain feelings, thoughts and actions that make people do things. And by changing these connections we can change the way they feel and act.

    Some eating disorder sufferers may say: "Oh well, I have suffered for so long that I might do some damage to my brain that is irreversible." But according to neuroplasticity principles the damage done is not a problem and can be fixed.

    Even if some parts of the brain are damaged, other parts of the brain can take over functions of damaged parts; by developing new brain connections (or neuronal pass ways) and re-routing them.

    After working with people with eating disorders area, I've noticed that many sufferers are aware that what they are doing in terms of eating and dieting does not make sense, and even harmful for the body.

    But they still continue their erratic behavior because they could not refuse "voice" in their heads constantly telling them that they are fat and must continue with their starvation, dieting, or continue to binge and purge.

    When you ask them "What do you think that voice?" They usually say that it is their brain telling them to do what they do. But when you tell them that it's not their brains, it is their ED (the faulty wiring) telling them to starve themselves or binge and purge: their thought process began to change. And when they started focusing on the fact that their eating disorder is something separate from their brains, the changes in their behavior becomes more profound.

    To conclude, neuroplasticity is a great tool in the treatment and cure of eating disorders: simply because the brain is not static, but dynamic and constantly changing. It experienced many changes throughout the life of someone, you do not have the same brain you were born with.

    By influencing and directing these changes with a program that really is possible to change the behavior of people eating, body image and self esteem. Neuroplasticity is the solution to all problems of eating disorder sufferers': change the way you think and you change your life.
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