Do you have a habit of skipping meals in an effort to attain a certain body shape? Do you find yourself counting every calorie you consume? Does your loved one have an unhealthy relationship with food? Do you purge your meals after consuming them? Find yourself binging on massive amounts of food, unable to stop? Think you may need eating disorder treatment in Fayetteville, North Carolina or the surrounding areas? At Cana Psychiatric Health, we understand the impact an eating disorder can have on someone’s life and are proud to offer treatment options. Reach out today to schedule an appointment with us, we’re always happy to help.
What Is Anorexia?
Anorexia nervosa, commonly referred to as just “anorexia” is a life-threatening disorder that is typically characterized by extreme weight loss which can be attributed to self-starvation. Dangerous health problems and even death can occur due to starvation and extreme weight loss.
Bulimia nervosa, more commonly referred to as bulimia is another form of eating disorder most often characterized by episodes of consuming large amounts of food followed by fasting, vomiting, laxatives, enemas, diuretics and even excessive exercising.
What Is Binge Eating Disorder?
While the other eating disorders revolve around weight loss, binge eating disorder is characterized by continuous eating with a feeling that the patient cannot stop. Patients may continue to consume food when not even hungry. Unlike bulimia, those with binge eating disorder do not purge or attempt extreme weight loss.
DURHAM Eating Disorder Treatment
With eating disorder treatment, having a team of professionals is often important. Patients should work with a team of mental health professionals, dietitians and even medical professionals to ensure the best outcome. Medication may be used in certain cases depending upon the exact situation, with psychotherapy also being highly recommended for the patient. In some cases, patients may be referred to other medical professionals for more in-depth care.
We provide eating disorder treatment in Fayetteville, Durham, Raleigh, the Research Triangle and surrounding areas of North Carolina.
Start Eating Disorder Treatment in DURHAM, NC Today
Do you think you or a loved one may suffer from an eating disorder such as binge eating disorder, anorexia or even bulimia? Are you interested in eating disorder treatment in Fayetteville or the surrounding areas of North Carolina? Contact Cana Psychiatric Health today to get started.