By Anil Minocha MD, author of Dr. M's Seven-X Plan for Digestive Health
A randomized, controlled trial compared the effectiveness of a spirituality group with Cognitive and Emotional Support groups in subjects receiving inpatient eating disorder treatment [Richards] . Authors compared the effectiveness of a Spirituality group with Cognitive and Emotional Support groups. Patients in the spirituality group scored higher on spiritual well-being and lower on psychological disturbance and eating disorder symptoms at the conclusion of treatment compared to patients in the other groups. Thus spiritual therapy during inpatient treatment may help reduce depression and anxiety, relationship distress, social role conflict, and eating disorder symptoms.
Do you or someone you know suffer from eating disorders like anorexia nervosa, bulemia etc? Have you used spirituality for treatment in your life for any reason? please share your thoughts.