Eating disorder treatment is available to those who are ready to take the first step towards recovery, both mentally and physically. Our trained eating disorder treatment staff are certified to help you make a difference.
Eating disorder treatment programs have been designed to help you get over your biggest hurdle: yourself. You can find the help you need, and we can get you there.
The Real Cost of An Eating Disorder
The mental and physical toll that an eating disorder takes on those suffering is severe. Malnutrition affects the ordinary functions of the brain and body, putting on due stress on your regular functions.
The long term affects of eating disorders include:1
- Damage to the nervous system
- Behavioral abnormalities
- Decreased immune system
- Stunted growth (in children and adolescents)
- Insulin resistance
- Poor mental development (in children and adolescents)
It’s never too late to slow or even reverse there affects if proper treatment for eating disorder is found. Call to speak to a caring professional: +1-877-977-4866.
Taking the First Step
It starts with admitting that you need help. This is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. You are strong enough to speak up and take the scary but necessary step to find eating disorder treatment and beat it once and for all.
You can start by speaking to your primary care doctor or contact a mental health professional. No matter your choice, you’ll likely benefit from a referral to a team of professionals who specialize in eating disorder treatment. Members of your treatment team may include:
- A Mental Health Professional – A counsellor or psychologist that can give you the tools you need to combat the true source of the eating disorder: your mind. These are the trained staff that know how to get your mind to stop playing tricks on you. You take the reigns and you control your destiny.
- A Registered Dietitian – Or nutritionist. These professionals will educate you on the true value of food. The truth is that the eating disorder has tricked you into thinking that food is making you miserable. The more you learn about food, the more chance you have to find success in eating disorder treatment.
- Dentist – If the eating disorder was related to bulimia, then you can treat yourself to a new smile; one you’ll be showing off when you get back on track. A trip to a dentist is in order!
- Supportive People – Community is not only a great way to beat mental health disorders, it’s a necessity. When you enter an eating disorder treatment program you will meet others that suffer from eating disorders, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. You’ll learn how to lean on the people in your life that want the best for you (even if it doesn’t feel like it right now).
Managing an eating disorder is a long-term challenge. You may need to continue to see members of your treatment team on a regular basis, even if the eating disorder and related health problems you suffer from are under control. That’s daily maintenance, regular checkups, oil changes, and tire rotations. We all need them!
Setting Up a Treatment Plan
Our team of eating disorder treatment pros will work with you to create a plan that works for you and that has been proven successful in others.
- Individual Counseling. This type of psychotherapy focuses on behaviors, thoughts, and feelings related to your eating disorder. After helping you gain healthy eating behaviors, it helps you learn to recognize and change distorted thoughts that lead to eating disorder behaviors.
- Neuropsychological Assessment. Specific cognitive areas are assessed through neuropsych assessments, which pinpoint cognitive areas that have been damaged by physical or mental illness, allowing doctors at our accredited treatment center to prescribe the right treatment path for you.
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. During the procedure, a device containing an electromagnetic coil is placed on the scalp near specific regions of the brain. TMS works to address crucial areas of the brain to lessen or even eliminate symptoms of depression.
Everyone of the counsellors at our mental health facility are trained to walk you through each option. We also offer dual diagnosis treatment for addiction related to eating disorders.
Take an Active Role
You are the most important member of your treatment team. For successful treatment, you need to be actively involved in your treatment, and so do your family members and other loved ones. Your treatment team can provide education and tell you where to find more information and support.
Making sure you attend meetings and giving back to others who have recently began the eating disorder treatment program is essential to long term recovery.
: National Institute of Health – Long-Lasting Effects of Undernutrition