Eating Disorder Treatment
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, but someone’s health or life may be on the line, so it’s important to reach out.
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 for 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, click HERE.
At Center for Change, we have a three-step program for adolescents and adults 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 for Bulimia Nervosa
Bulimia nervosa is characterized by a compulsion to overeat followed by a desperate attempt to get rid of the food that’s been consumed. There are many ways that people who struggle with bulimia eliminate the food they have 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, anemia, osteoporosis, insomnia and hair loss. To learn more about bulimia nervosa, click HERE.
Center for Change offers the highest standard of treatment for bulimia, which includes medical, psychological and psychosocial interventions as well as nutritional counseling. This combination of treatment will allow for restoration of physical health along with achieving mental well-being.
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 when you finally reach out and ask Center for Change for help.
Help for 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.
Help for Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)
Approximately 30 percent of those who seek treatment for an eating disorder fall into a category known as OSFED (Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder). While it may sound like a ‘catch all’ term, these disorders are as serious and debilitating as disorders with more recognizable names.
At Center for Change we have been treating OSFED since 1994. Whether in acute inpatient care, residential care, day and evening programs or in outpatient services, our multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach emphasizes regular and healthy patterns of eating, encourages exercise and improves body-image, helping adolescents and adults find hope and healing. We offer all of these levels of care in order to meet the individual needs of our patients according to the severity of the illness.
To learn more about the treatment of OSFED or to schedule a free assessment, call 888-224-8250.
Help for Eating Disorders & Substance Abuse
Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia often coincide with illnesses like depression, anxiety, trauma and OCD. When eating disorders co-exist with substance use disorders like alcoholism and addiction, the consequences, assessment and treatment plan is more complex than it is for either disorder alone. These cases require specialized, dual-diagnosis care.
At Center for Change we have been treating eating disorders and their co-occurring illnesses since 1994. Our multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach emphasizes regular and healthy patterns of eating, encourages exercise and improves body-image, helping adolescents and adults find hope and healing. We offer a variety of levels of care in order to meet the individual needs of our patients according to the severity of the co-occurring disorders.
Our goal is to help adolescent girls and adult women establish a healthy new relationship with food, exercise and body image, dig down to the root causes of chemical dependency and begin on the road to recovery with new tools for dealing with both.
To learn more about compulsive eating disorders co-occurring with substance abuse or to schedule a free assessment, call 888-224-8250.
Help for Eating Disorders & Athletes
Center for Change understands that when it comes to athletes, elite athletes and others who engage in sports at an intensified level, eating disorders present a different set of complications and concerns. We work closely with coaches and trainers to provide comprehensive care for athletes struggling with eating disorders.
Whether in acute inpatient care, residential care, day & evening programs, or outpatient services, our treatment approach meets the individual needs of our athlete-clients, according to the severity of their illness. Using Holistic exercise focused on developing intuitive body awareness, while healing the client’s relationship with self, others and her sport is an integral component of the Center’s uniquely individual approach to treatment and recovery.
To consult with a clinician who specializes in eating disorders among athletes, please call Center for Change at 888-224-8250.
Help for Eating Disorders & Diabetes
When someone with diabetes is struggling with anorexia or bulimia — a co-occurring condition called diabulimia — the stakes are even higher because the consequences, assessment, and treatment plan are exponentially more difficult to balance. But at Center for Change, we have been treating eating disorders and co-occurring illnesses since 1994, and our expert team has the professional experience necessary to address diabulimia, whether through acute inpatient care, residential care, day and evening programs or outpatient services.
Our multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach focuses on the individual needs of our clients, making treatment recommendations according to the severity of the conditions present. In other words, we treat both issues at once, stabilizing blood sugar levels, establishing a healthy, balanced relationship with food, and working with a Certified Diabetic Educator to achieve recovery success across the diabulimia spectrum.
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.