Eating disorders affect all aspects of a person’s life — and that of their loved ones. They are characterized by abnormal thinking and behaviors related to weight and food. Eating disorders are very serious and, if not treated, can lead to lifelong problems. But they are treatable.
Men, women and even children can have an eating disorder. And while the causes of an eating disorder are unknown, research suggests that biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors can contribute.
Structured, Coordinated Approach to Eating Disorders
There are signs associated with an eating disorder, including playing with food rather than eating it, obsessing about weight, withdrawing from family and friends, and being hypersensitive to comments about food, weight, or appearance.
Care For All Types of Eating Disorders
Our compassionate and experienced team brings hope and healing to patients who often feel alone. Our team combines psychiatric management, psychotherapy, nutritional services, and family engagement throughout the recovery process.
We treat all types of eating disorders.
- Anorexia nervosa. People with this disorder avoid or severely restrict food. A significant distorted body image accompanies this disorder in young females. Often the menstrual cycle stops.
- Bulimia nervosa. An eating disorder where a person has periods of binge eating, and afterward they induce vomiting. Some abuse laxatives and exercise excessively.
- Binge eating disorder. People with this disorder engage in out-of-control eating of large amounts of food. They often feel a loss of control during the binge and experience shame guilt afterward.
- Orthorexia. People with this disorder have an unhealthy obsession with healthy food. · Eating disorder not otherwise specified. People with this disorder have a significant eating disorder, but one that is not classified as one of the key defined eating disorders.
- Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder. People with this disorder are extremely picky eaters. It does involve limiting the amount or types of food but does not involve any distress about body shape or size.