Between the internet and current popular culture, serious eating disorders are unfortunately becoming seen as common and nothing more than ‘just a phase’ which many young girls experience. In reality, these disorders, including bulimia and anorexia nervosa are serious mental disabilities which need to be professionally treated to avoid serious complications. The Canadian Disability Tax Credit Program can provide you with the benefits you require in order to secure treatment and live a happy and healthy life.
What is Anorexia Nervosa?
As most people are familiar, anorexia nervosa is a far too common disorder which is characterized by extreme food restriction. While this may seem like a fairly simple and straight forward condition to those unaffected by it, it is actually a highly complex mental disorder which can eventually lead to severe physical problems and even death. As such, anorexia nervosa is not something which can simply be “gotten over” by choosing to eat more and generally requires long term psychotherapy in order to change the effected person’s thought patterns to the point where they can begin eating and living normally.
Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa
Due to the extreme food restrictions imposed upon themselves by their disorder, people suffering from anorexia nervosa generally have body weights far below the normal range for their height and cultural circumstances. While this lack of body mass is the most common and obvious symptom it is far from the only symptom which plagues the lives of those who struggle with this disability, many of which actually stem from the decreased food intake as well. These symptoms can include things such as delayed physical growth, consecutive missed menstrual cycles, malnutrition and purging among many others. Additionally, if anorexia nervosa is allowed to control a person’s life for too long, the effects of malnutrition can become serious and irreversible leading to multiple organ failure and even death.
How Canadian Disability Benefits Helps
If you or someone you love is suffering the effects of anorexia nervosa, it is important that you get help as soon as possible. Canadian Disability Benefits can guide you through the application process and make sure you receive the maximum benefits to which you are entitled. As with so many mental illnesses, treating anorexia nervosa is a long term process which involves years of effort and potentially large quantities of financial resources. Contact us today to receive your free initial consultation and potentially qualify for up to $35,000 in Canadian Disability Benefits as soon as possible.