Anorexia Nervosa Treatment
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Anorexia treatment facts
Anorexia treatment options
Eden Treatment Center is fully equipped and skilled for anorexia treatment and those struggling with the condition. At Eden, we provide a supported and tranquil anorexia treatment facility which tailors for your every need.
What is Anorexia Nervosa?
Although this treatment has obvious effects on the body, it is categorized as a mental illness. It is important to note that if you suffer from this condition, it is not your fault, and although you feel like you are in control of what you are eating and your lifestyle choices, you really aren’t. Anorexia is a very serious mental illness due to the effects it has on the body’s eating pattern and the risk of being severely malnourished and underweight.
Those suffering from anorexia are of significantly low weight due to the act of limiting their energy and calorie intake expected of a healthy diet. This usually comes with the act of hardly eating, or not eating at all, or else eating a normal amount but exercising in an addicted and unhealthy fashion. Anorexic people can also binge eat but severely purge themselves afterward. Therefore it’s important to note that anorexia isn’t just applicable to people who don’t eat enough.
Anorexia can affect anybody, at any time, regardless of age, gender, or background.
What are the Common Signs of Anorexia Nervosa?
Below are listed the most obvious and severe signs of an individual suffering from anorexia. It’s important to pay attention to these signs either in yourself or in others if you notice a change in their behavior.
• Excessive exercise (exercising too much can actually be counter-productive and cause critical and unhealthy weight loss)
• An obsession with safe and healthy foods
• Compulsive behavior regarding eating
• Eating very little, not at all, or skipping meals
• Lying about what you’ve eaten
• Lying about your weight
• Taking medication to reduce hunger cravings, such as diet pills
• An overwhelming fear of gaining weight
• Always thinking you are fat, even at a healthy weight, and you always feel like you could lose a bit more
• Taking laxatives to induce stomach and bowel emptying
What are the Uncommon Signs of Anorexia Nervosa?
It’s important to note that you might not always have the biggest, most obvious signs of suffering from this condition. Symptoms may be subtle, easily missed, or else disregarded as having nothing to do with anorexia nervosa. It’s, therefore, crucial to take note of any seemingly insignificant changes, and look out for the following:
• Poor body image and negative thoughts about your image
• Fear of eating in public and therefore avoiding certain social situations
• Fine hairs on the body, such as on the arms and the neck
• Wanting to cook extravagant meals or watch others eat elaborate meals (living through others)
• Dry skin
• Feeling cold all the time
• Swollen cheeks
• Feeling dizzy or having constant headaches
• Trouble sleeping
• Reduced sex drive
What Treatments Are Available for Anorexia Nervosa?
The main treatment method for anorexia is a variety of therapy methods, such as discussion and talking with a professional for support and advice, and a course of treatment which sees you being supervised with your meal intake and formulating an eating schedule to have you gaining weight. Treatment for anorexia is time-sensitive, as being malnourished can lead to serious complications if not tackled as soon as possible, particularly if you have already lost a lot of weight. This is why anorexia residential treatment centers are crucial in anorexia recovery, and finding suitable anorexia nervosa inpatient treatment is key.
What is Involved During Treatment for an Adult with Anorexia Nervosa?
A large variety of talking-based therapies are available for adults suffering with anorexia. This therapy is designed to talk about the root causes you may feel are contributing to your mental illness, and to help you better tackle them and develop a more healthy relationship with food. These therapies include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Maudsley Anorexia Nervosa Treatment, Specialist Supportive Clinical Management, and Focal Psychodynamic Therapy.
Treatment also comes with diet advice and supported meal planning. An adult could also be referred to an anorexia treatment center.
In serious cases, it may be required to assist a malnourished individual using anorexia feeding tube treatment.
What About Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa in Children?
Dealing with anorexia in children is significantly different to dealing with an adult, due to the less-developed state of a child’s mind and their growing bodies.
Family talking therapy is available for children, meaning a child can be supported by their family and loved ones while talking to a therapist, and also allows the professional to offer advice to parents or responsible adults how they can better manage the situation for the child.
A child can also be treated with Adolescent-focused Psychotherapy, meaning discussions based around the fears of an adolescent mind and how this is affecting their health. A child and their family will also receive tailored diet advice.
Regarding anorexia in children, bone health is also a huge concern. Anorexia nervosa can result in bones being weaker in a growing child, and this may result in a healthcare professional arranging a special X-ray to check the condition of the bones and act accordingly.
Children can also be referred to anorexia treatment centers. They may also be prescribed anorexia medicine treatment.
What Can We Do to Help?
Eden Treatment is one of the most functional and supportive anorexia nervosa treatment centers. Our compassion and care will see you fully supported through your journey to recovery and through dealing with this difficult condition. Using our anorexia nervosa treatment methods, we can set you back on the right path to good health. Each person is different; therefore, our anorexia nervosa treatment options are completely tailored to the individual and unique to your situation.
If you’re looking for anorexia treatment Las Vegas, then contact Eden today. We can assist with anorexia day patient treatment and anorexia eating disorder treatment.