Eating disorder treatment programs should address the whole person.
The most effective eating disorder treatment programs approach individuals from a holistic perspective. These programs:
- identify underlying causes of eating disorders
- address psychological, biological, social and cultural factors that influence eating disorders
- teach coping strategies
- treat other health problems and co-occurring disorders
A typical course of eating disorder treatment.
disorder treatment programs involve behavioral counseling or
psychotherapy; family counseling; nutritional counseling; and help from
therapists, support groups and other experienced professionals. Medication may
be used both to combat
co-occurring mental health issues and to
manage the many health problems that often arise from eating disorders.
eating disorders can sometimes be treated in an outpatient setting, many
patients flourish in the therapeutic, nurturing environments that residential
or inpatient programs offer. Inpatient treatment or hospitalization may be
necessary and beneficial for the following types of patients:
who have suffered from an eating disorder for a long time
- Those with
severe cases of the disorder
with comorbidities, such as drug addiction, anxiety or severe depression
with severe health complications
Hospitalization and inpatient treatment programs should be followed by continued outpatient treatment. Follow-up care and monitoring, which is essential for preventing relapse, should continue after outpatient treatment is complete.
Start recovery for life.
Individuals with eating disorders are urged to seek professional treatment as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and intervention can prevent lifelong health complications.
If you or a loved one needs help overcoming an eating disorder, Caron is here for you. Please explore our support groups or contact us for more information.