At Harmony, eating disorder treatment is offered to help individuals understand and overcome the emotional and physical toll of disordered eating. Our team of professionals can help you understand underlying causes, explore effective strategies for managing disordered eating behaviors, develop healthy coping skills, and improve dietary habits. If you are looking for more knowledge about our anorexia treatment and other mental health treatment please contact us at 304.410.0082 today to schedule your initial appointment. With the help of our specialists, we can provide life-changing solutions that will allow you to recover your mental well-being.
What Is Disordered Eating?
Eating disorders can present in various forms and affect people from all walks of life. Commonly observed behaviors include overeating, compulsive exercising, and restrictive dieting—often for long durations that may necessitate a medical diagnosis. Regardless of how long disordered eating patterns occur, these types of concerns can have a highly negative impact on your physical and mental health. Disordered eating can have a wide range of causes and presentations, but all disordered eating can be addressed with the help of mental health care professionals.
Some of the most common eating disorders include:
- Anorexia nervosa
- Bulimia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder,
- Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (AFRID)
Anorexia nervosa, also called anorexia, is an eating disorder in which people severely restrict their food intake to maintain a low body weight. People with anorexia become so fixated on maintaining an unrealistic body image that they may become dangerously thin. Anorexic individuals often feel intense fear and anxiety about gaining weight. Bulimia nervosa is characterized by binging and purging episodes and can include restrictive behaviors.
Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, also known as AFRID, is characterized by being unable to meet daily nutritional needs for reasons other than concerns about weight gain. This may include sensory issues or other challenges. Any extreme nutrient restriction or deficit can have devastating physical effects, and the distorted body image accompanying these behaviors can have devastating mental effects.
From Our Clients
“During this challenging time they are a wonderful team comprised of caring therapists and prescribers who are able to help those in need.” – Lisa
Types of Eating Disorder Treatment
Treatment for disordered eating at Harmony may include the following:
Psychotherapy can help understand and change problematic thought patterns and behaviors that drive disordered eating. Group therapy can also be a powerful tool in overcoming eating disorders because it provides a place to be supported and encouraged by others struggling with similar challenges.
Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications can help alleviate painful emotional symptoms contributing to disordered eating patterns.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy
TMS therapy is an FDA-approved depression treatment. TMS can help with mood-related symptoms underlying disordered eating patterns, mainly when medications are ineffective.
The Impact of Eating Disorder Treatment
With the right program of care, individuals experiencing disordered eating can make significant strides toward recovery, such as increasing self-esteem and stabilizing weight. Benefits of our eating disorders services can include:
- Improved physical health
- More balanced eating habits
- Increased awareness of anorexic harmful behavior and thoughts
- Improved body image
- Greater ability to manage anxiety or fear related to food, body image, and appearance
- Improved relationships with family and friends
Contact Harmony for Eating Disorder Treatment in West Virginia
At Harmony, we are committed to helping people in our communities access life-changing mental health care. If disordered eating impacts your life, Harmony can provide the right treatment services for you. Contact us today at 304.410.0082 to learn more about our high-quality mental health care services near you.