About Anorexia Treatment

Those struggling with Anorexia Nervosa have an unusual fear of gaining weight and distorted body image, even when they are clearly underweight. Anorexia more commonly affects girls and women, but as awareness increases in our society, there are more boys and men being diagnosed as well.

The obsession with eating, food, and weight often results in people becoming dangerously thin, developing health problems and requiring anorexia help. Anorexia is also characterized by strict weight control via excessive exercise and diet pills.

Signs & Symptoms of Anorexia

Symptoms can include the following:

  • Inability to maintain normal body weight
  • Distorted perception of body image and weight and denial of the severity of their low body weight
  • Extremely restricted eating
  • Lack of menstruation (in women)
  • Muscle loss and mild anemia
  • Thinning of the bones
  • Yellowing skin
  • Fatigue and low blood pressure

Anorexia Therapy

Anorexia treatment utilizing a team approach that seeks to restore healthy body weight, address underlying psychological issues and relational patterns, and manage problematic thoughts and behaviors associated the the disorder is successful much of the time. For adolescents, Anorexia Treatment that includes the family can be especially affective in treating Anorexia insofar as parents and siblings can learn to be supportive and specifically reinforce healthy eating consistent with family norms.

How do I get started?

If you would like to speak with a counselor, or if you have questions and would like a free 10-minute consultation to determine if you might benefit from Anorexia Treatment, call or email today.

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