You don’t need to be of abnormal weight to need professional treatment for an eating disorder. People who suffer from certain eating disorders such as Bulimia or Selective food intake (eating only specific types of food) may appear of average weight for their height and build, yet it is the constant mental torture and obsessing that brings the person to finally seek or accept help.
Treatment for the following Eating Disorders
Anorexia – Food Restriction and control
Bulimia or Bulimia Nervosa – Purging of food intake with or without binging first. Purging may be through laxatives, diet pills, vomiting or excessive exercise. Anything that neutralizes the food intake
Binge Eating – Characterised by episodes of eating vast quantities of food often of high calorific value and out of control eating
Compulsive Overeating – Consuming large quantities of food during meal times, or constant eating/grazing throughout the day and or night
What Treatment is Available for an Eating Disorder?
Eating disorders are more than just out of control dieting or eating, they are a serious psychological illness, and require specific and specialist treatment to help overcome them. Often an intensive and sometimes lengthily period of rehabilitation is required to stabilise the individual using the specialist therapeutic treatment and psychological measures
Some eating disorders which are secondary to or part of a drug or alcohol addiction can be successful treated in a drug and alcohol rehab clinic.
How do I Know Which Treatment or Rehab Clinic is Best for me?
ARCA Rehabs can carry out a free over the telephone assessment with you, to assess which treatment is most suited to treat the eating disorder you are suffering from, and if necessary, arrange for you to have a more in-depth assessment with an eating disorder specialist prior to arranging admission to an Inpatient treatment or finalizing an outpatient treatment plan. Based on the assessment we will advise you of the best treatment plan to treat your disorder.