What are eating disorders?

WHAT ARE EATING DISORDERS?

 

Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. They are biopsychosocial diseases, which means that genetic, biological, environmental, and social elements all play a role (NEDA.org).

 

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness. Besides medical complications from binge eating, purging, starvation, and overexercise, suicide is also common among individuals with eating disorders (NEDA.org).

 

National surveys estimate that 20 million women and 10 million men in America will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives. (NEDA.org)

 

What types of eating disorders do you treat?
 

WHAT TYPES OF EATING DISORDERS DO YOU TREAT?

* Anorexia Nervosa

* Atypical Anorexia Nervosa

* Bulimia Nervosa

* Binge Eating Disorder

* Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) including sensory issues, aversive type, and avoidant type (e.g., fear of choking, fear of vomiting)

* Purging Disorder

* Night Eating Syndrome

Rumination Disorder

* Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED)

& more

Disordered eating: restricted eating, binge eating (bingeing), chronic dieting, significant or severe weight loss, low weight/BMI, excessive exercise, compulsive exercise, overexercise, purging, vomiting, rigidity around eating, emotional eating, and more

Is recovery possible?
 

IS RECOVERY POSSIBLE?

 

Yes it is!!!

With investment in recovery and appropriate treatment, eating disorder recovery is possible.
 

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