Do you or a loved one have an unhealthy relationship with food? Do you count every calorie you consume? Does your loved one skip meals to stay skinny? Do you purge food after consuming it? Eating disorders are a common problem in America for both men and women, at Cana Psychiatric Health, we can help. We offer eating disorder treatment in Peoria, Arizona for anorexia, bulimia and even binge eating disorder.
Anorexia, also known as anorexia nervosa, is an eating disorder that can actually be life-threatening. Anorexia is characterized by excessive weight loss due to self-starvation. Anorexia is typically diagnosed when a patient weighs 15% of less than what should be their normal body weight. Due to starvation and extreme weight loss, dangerous health problems and even death can occur due to the disorder.
What Is Bulimia?
Bulimia, also known as bulimia nervosa is another psychological eating disorder in which patients have episodes of binge eating (consuming large amounts of food), followed by purging/inappropriate weight loss methods, including: fasting, vomiting, laxatives, diuretics, enemas and even compulsive exercising.
About Binge Eating Disorder
Binge eating disorder is a bit different than the other disorders we’ve discussed, with binge eating disorder, patients continue eating, feeling like they can’t stop. They may eat large portions, quickly even while not hungry at all. Following a binge, patients with binge eating disorder do not try to purge like those with bulimia.
Peoria Eating Disorder Treatment
When it comes to the treatment of eating disorders, having a team of professionals if important. Patients should work with medical professionals, dietitians and mental health professionals. Psychotherapy such as individual and family therapy can be helpful for both the patient and the family, while a dietitian can help ensure the patient is learning to eat properly. Certain medications may be used to treat eating disorders depending upon the exact situation and patient. In some cases, patients may be referred to other medical professionals for more in-depth care.
Start Eating Disorder Treatment in Peoria, AZ Today
Do you or a loved one suffer from an eating disorder? Interested in starting eating disorder treatment in Peoria, Arizona? Contact Cana Psychiatric Health today to get started with your treatment, we’ll get you added to our schedule.