Understanding Eating Disorders Part 4

Understanding Eating Disorders Part 4

To wrap up our blog series on eating disorders, this final blog will discuss treatment options for those suffering from an eating disorder. Because eating disorders affect the individual’s physical state it is important to include close monitoring of medical and nutritional needs during treatment with the help of a health care professional. Depending on the individual’s needs and the severity of the disorder, some patients benefit from an inpatient or residential treatment program. Others may be able to attend outpatient psychotherapy, support groups, and possibly medication management. While there are certain treatment modalities that have been proven to be effective, treatment plans should be suited to fit each individual’s specific needs. Early detection and treatment of an eating disorder is hugely beneficial to the individual’s prognosis due to the extreme physical toll that can be taken on one’s body.

If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder please contact our office to set up an appointment with one of our qualified licensed professionals. Using a combination of cognitive behavioral techniques and nutritional education and planning, Behavioral Sciences’ therapists can help create a treatment plan that is specific to your unique needs. If medication management is needed, we have qualified professionals on staff that can help determine the best course of treatment for you.

This blog series has just briefly touched on the different types of eating disorders and the possible treatment options. If you would like to learn more about eating disorders, or if you aren’t sure if you meet the criteria for a diagnosis, call our office to set up an appointment and we will be happy to help you find the support and treatment options most suitable for you.



Maggie Futch, Intern

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