For years, we have relied on psychiatric therapies to help cure different eating disorders. But even after all these treatments, full recovery from eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia still cannot be guaranteed.
Then comes neuroplasticity, the thing that researchers claim to be the treatment for various eating disorders. Neuroplasticity works on the principle that the brain can be changed in order to cure different conditions, like eating disorders. The brain can change itself, thereby affecting the way that it perceives things and responds to different situations.
In neuroplasticity, scientists stimulate the brain in order to change its behaviour. For example, this stimulation can make a person with an eating disorder shift her focus into something else. Through this process dubbed as focused attention, new neuronal connections are being made by the brain. Eventually, the old neuronal connections will deteriorate, leaving the person with new and more improved neuronal connections.
Neuroplasticity may be a highly technical term, but its meaning is simple – you alone have the power to change your own thinking and your way of life.