Eating Disorders: Why is it so Hard to Treat Them? | Ilona Ka ...

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"Eating Disorders are hard to treat because they are actually not about eating!
But if they are not about eating, what are they about?

Dr. Ilona Kajokienė is mostly known for her work as an experienced psychologist and psychotherapist. She has headed her own clinical practice since 1995 and specializes in working with young people who suffer from various psychological problems while developing their personal and sexual identities.

Ilona is also a lecturer at the Institute of Psychology at Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius. She is an author of several scientific publications with a particular emphasis on eating disorder treatments, teen sexuality development issues and pro-social developmental pathways through adolescence.
Since 1995, Ilona has been a member (and twice president) of the Lithuanian Association of Psychoanalysis. She is also part of a number of other professional clinical organizations. Last January, Ilona formed part of a Government Task Force, which drew up the first Republic of Lithuania psychotherapy practice law in the history for submission to the Lithuanian Parliament.

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"I wanted a lot out of life, I had a lot of expectations of myself, and I was convinced being thin was a part of that."


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