Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that affects mental, emotional and physical health. At Eden, we recognize that overcoming this condition requires specialized help and support. We offer expert treatment to women, age 18 and older, in the tranquil surroundings at our Los Vegas treatment center.
To find out more about anorexia treatment at Eden, please take a look at the information below:
What is Anorexia Nervosa?
Anorexia is an eating disorder that affects every aspect of a woman’s life. The complexities of this condition are far-reaching and are not only concerned with the lack of food consumed in the diet. Anorexia is classified as a mental health disorder. The underlying challenges a woman faces can distort body image and encourage obsessive feelings about food and weight.
People suffering with this condition are likely to have a low weight due to restrictions in their diet. Historically, this illness was strongly associated with young people, but we now know it impacts people of all ages and backgrounds.
What are the common signs of anorexia?
Identifying the commons signs of anorexia can be challenging for a person struggling with the addiction. However, certain signs, symptoms and behavioral changes do typically occur when anorexia is present.
Some common signs include:
- Restricting food intake such as fasting or eating very little
- Fear of gaining weight
- Obsessive behavior over healthy foods
- Excessive exercise regimes
- Taking diet pills to suppress appetite and lose weight
- Taking laxatives to empty stomach
- Compulsive behaviors around mealtimes
- Lying about weight and diet
- Mood imbalances and defensive behavior
What are additional signs of anorexia?
Alongside the more obvious elements of anorexia nervosa eating disorder, there are other ways that it can affect a woman. These may go unnoticed as they can also be attributed to other lifestyle changes. However, some examples include:
- Dry and chapped skin
- Noticeable fine hairs appearing on the body such as arms and face
- Dizziness and headaches
- Reduced sex drive
- Fear of eating or socializing with others
- Cooking large meals for others to overcompensate
What is the best treatment for anorexia nervosa?
At Eden, we understand that everyone is different; however, it is important to know that help is available. Anorexia nervosa inpatient treatment is the highest level of care, considered to be one of a few chronic anorexia treatment interventions . It is important to note that this is rarely the first step in the recovery journey.
What does anorexia nervosa residential treatment involve?
We have developed a range of therapeutic strategies that include supported mealtimes, body image workshops, food exposure interventions,, cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. Many benefit from group therapy and family based treatment for anorexia.
Anorexia treatment is time-sensitive. Our team is expertly trained to provide comprehensive interventions to avoid long-term health issues such as malnutrition.
We provide a compassionate and high level of care for all our patients throughout treatment. There is a wide variety of treatment techniques utilized including talk therapy. The root causes of the condition are discussed and identified, and the team works to create a healthier relationship with food.
What about the treatment of anorexia nervosa in children?
Anorexia nervosa can affect people of all ages, even very young children. If an eating disorder is suspected a family should consult with the primary care physician immediately. Early intervention is critical. Severe anorexia in children can lead to compromised bone health into adulthood.
Family based treatment for anorexia
A daughter, wife or sister needs support through the treatment process. Family therapy is an excellent way to get everyone talking and sharing experiences. In many cases, an individual has underlying fears. That’s why, our Psychotherapy provides meaningful sessions that focus on health and coping strategies. Working as a family unit can help each person understand how to manage the eating disorder better.
How our anorexia residential treatment centers can help
Our Eden eating disorder treatment centers in Los Vegas are available to help provide support and treatment for anorexia. Our team consists of established professionals in the medical field and will provide individualized care. We understand that it might be challenging to come to terms with a diagnosis, but no one is ever alone on the journey.
The experts at Eden offer therapies based on each woman’s specific situation, recognizing that know two people are the same. Our inpatient treatment options provide a private and protected space to take recovery day by day. We also offer strong aftercare support to prevent reoccurring disorders and relapses.
At Eden, we also offer treatments for other eating disorders, including bulimia nervosa treatment and, binge eating disorder, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder and Other specified feeding or eating disorder.
We fully support each client throughout her journey and give everyone time to talk and process thoughts and feelings as a start to the path towards better health. These interventions include group therapy and family-based treatment to ensure the best outcomes.
If you would like to find out more about our anorexia treatment in Las Vegas, contact Eden today. We will be happy to answer your questions and offer advice and discuss our treatment programs to explore the best option for your personal needs.