What makes the Mandometer® method unique?
The Mandometer® Clinics offer treatment for all types of eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia, and eating disorder not otherwise specified. Our method differs a great deal from conventional methods of treatment. Some of the most important differences:
- Eating disorders are not the result of a psychiatric illness. The anxiety, depression and the obsessive thoughts that the patient has are not part of an underlying serious mental disorder that includes disordered eating as one of its symptoms. The psychiatric problems, in the majority of cases, are instead symptoms of both starvation and disordered eating patterns. The symptoms disappear when the eating behaviour has become normal again.
- Nobody bears the guilt. It is not anyone’s fault that a person has an eating disorder. It does not arise from problems in the family or family relationships. But the family develops problems when one of its members has fallen ill.
- We do not use any psycho-pharmaceutical drugs in the treatment. Research shows that antidepressants do not work on the depression associated with anorexia and bulimia. Instead, they can actually decrease the patient’s appetite, body temperature, learning ability, and even increase anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Therefore, we do not use any psychoactive drug in our treatment. If a patient takes medicine when the treatment starts, our physicians will monitor the patient and gradually decrease the intake of these in a controlled way. It is important that these drugs are not stopped abruptly.
- The patient does not have to be afraid of our treatment making themselves fat. Mandometer® normalizes eating behaviour and satiety. When the patient has learned to interpret correctly the biological signals for hunger and satiety, one can easily control one’s body weight, and the fear of becoming fat by not being able to stop eating disappears.
- Mandometer® gives you total control of food intake and weight development. The apparatus teaches you how to eat and when to eat. We help you to realize that no food needs to be excluded from your diet. You will be in total control of your food intake. Read more about Mandometer®