Eating disorders can be characterized by eating patterns that disrupt a person’s mental, physical, and emotion health. This may be from eating too much, such as bulimia nervosa and binge eating, or eating too little, such as anorexia nervosa. Speaking out about an eating disorder can be embarrassing and intimidating. Call 888-224-8250 to talk to our trained and certified eating disorder specialist who will provide comfort and guidance without judgment, or click here to learn more about Center for Change, an Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Center.
Help with Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder in which the person limits their food intake, causing a low body weight. People who suffer from the disorder have distorted views of their weight and have anxiety about gaining weight. Contributing factors to Anorexia include stress, unhappiness, feeling out of control, and other outside influences such as the media. Some people turn to anorexic behaviors as a way to manage these problems, but this can develop into a serious condition that could result in death. To learn more about the signs and symptoms of anorexia nervosa, click here.
At Center for Change, we have a three step program for adolescent girls and adult women to help guide them towards a full recovery. First, restoring physical health from the damages of weight loss and severe dieting and purging; second, treating psychological disturbances such as low self-esteem, interpersonal conflicts, and distortion of body images, and finally, achieving long term remission or full recovery. If you or a loved is suffering from anorexia, please contact Center for Change to receive immediate and personal care from our warm and caring staff.
Help with Bulimia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa is characterized by the as the compulsion to overeat followed by a desperate attempt to rid themselves of the food they consumed. There are many ways people struggling with bulimia eliminate the food they consumed, including purging, using diet pills or laxatives, fasting, and excessive exercise. Although these methods will temporarily control weight, people suffering from bulimia will start a cycle of binging and purging that will ultimately impact their overall health. Bulimia can cause malnutrition, heat attack, liver and kidney problems, including failure to function, anemia, osteoporosis, and insomnia and hair loss. To learn more about bulimia nervosa, click here.
Center for Change offers the highest standard of treatment for bulimia that includes medical, psychological, psychosocial interventions, and nutritional counseling. This combination of treatment will allow for restoration of physical health along with achieving mental wellbeing. If you or a loved one is suffering from bulimia, please call 888-224-8250 today to speak to our warm and caring admissions staff. Admitting you have a problem is the first and perhaps the hardest step to recovery, but it can be made less frightening and a positive step forward when you call the Center for Change.
Help with Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
Binge eating disorder is characterized by compulsive overeating in which people consume large amounts of food while feeling out of control and powerless to stop. The binge is similar to someone with bulimia, except those who struggle with BED do not purge to remove the excess food. Binge eaters usually eat in private, and will often eat until they get sick. These episodes are followed by shame, guilt and disgust with oneself. Typically, binge eating is a coping mechanism for underlying psychological problems including depression, anxiety, panic and stress. Along with health problems that can come from overeating, these psychological problems will only become worse without proper eating disorder counseling, especially as the disorder progresses. To learn more about binge eating, click here.
Because of the severe psychological problems that co-exist with binge eating disorder, treatment includes psychological counseling and psychosocial interventions, as well as medical and nutritional counseling . Eating disorders can easily and rapidly develop into a life threatening condition when left untreated, which is why it is so important to receive help as soon as possible. Please call Center for Change now if you or a loved one is suffering from an eating disorder. Recovery is just a phone call away.