Treatment for Eating Disorders – Bulimia , Binge Eating, Anorexia

Capo Eating Disorder By The Sea Questionnaire

  • Do you diet and lose weight only to regain it?
  • Do you feel controlling your weight is a constant battle?
  • Do you feel depressed because of your weight?
  • Do you think, “I’ll only have one bite,” but then keep eating?
  • Does your scale determine how you feel about yourself?
  • Do you say to yourself, “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing”?
  • Do you find yourself thinking about food throughout the day?
  • Do you eat when you are not physically hungry?

 

If you answered yes to more than two of these, then this is the program for you.

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We’re Committed to Individualized Eating Disorder Treatment:

Treatment must address the eating disorder symptoms and medical consequences, as well as psychological, biological, interpersonal and cultural forces that contribute to or maintain the eating disorder. Nutritional counseling is also necessary and should incorporate education about nutritional needs, as well as planning for and monitoring rational choices by the individual patient.

Many people with eating disorders respond to outpatient therapy, including individual, group or family therapy and medical management by their primary care provider. Support groups, nutrition counseling, and psychiatric medications administered under careful medical supervision have also proven helpful for some individuals. Family Based Treatment is a well established method for families with minors.

Inpatient care (including hospitalization and/or residential care in an eating disorders specialty unit or facility) is necessary when an eating disorder has led to physical problems that may be life threatening, or when an eating disorder is causing severe psychological or behavioral problems. Inpatient stays typically require a period of outpatient follow-up and aftercare to address underlying issues in the individual’s eating disorder.

The exact treatment needs of each individual will vary. It is important for individuals struggling with an eating disorder to find a health professional they trust to help coordinate and oversee their care.

Bulimia treatment requires the consideration of the physical as well as the psychological needs of the person.

Treatment for anorexia must address both psychological and physical problems. The treatment team should include a mental health professional and a primary care doctor.

Binge eating may occur on its own or with another eating disorder, such as bulimia. People with bulimia typically eat large amounts of high-calorie foods, usually in secret. After this binge eating they often force themselves to vomit or take laxatives.