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We understand that each individual has unique needs when it comes to approaching what needs to be worked on. Our programs provide for that and have been built to accomodate anyone no matter where they are in their journey.

WHAT IS ANOREXIA NERVOSA?

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by an abnormally low body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted perception of body image and weight. People with anorexia place a significant importance on controlling their weight and shape, using maximum efforts that tend to impede upon other areas of their lives.

To fend off weight gain or to continue losing weight, people with anorexia usually limit the amount of food they eat. They may control calorie intake by purging after eating or by misusing laxatives, diet aids, diuretics or enemas. They may also try to lose weight by exercising excessively. No matter how much weight is lost, the person continues to fear weight gain.

Anorexia isn’t completely about food. It’s an extremely unhealthy and sometimes life-threatening way to try to cope with emotional problems and mental illness. When you have anorexia, you often equate slenderness with beauty and self-worth.

Anorexia, like other eating disorders, can take over your life and can be very hard to overcome. But with treatment, you can gain a better sense of who you are, return to healthier eating habits and reverse some of anorexia’s serious complications.

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by an abnormally low body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted perception of body image and weight. People with anorexia place a significant importance on controlling their weight and shape, using maximum efforts that tend to impede upon other areas of their lives.

To fend off weight gain or to continue losing weight, people with anorexia usually limit the amount of food they eat. They may control calorie intake by purging after eating or by misusing laxatives, diet aids, diuretics or enemas. They may also try to lose weight by exercising excessively. No matter how much weight is lost, the person continues to fear weight gain.

Anorexia isn’t completely about food. It’s an extremely unhealthy and sometimes life-threatening way to try to cope with emotional problems and mental illness. When you have anorexia, you often equate slenderness with beauty and self-worth.

Anorexia, like other eating disorders, can take over your life and can be very hard to overcome. But with treatment, you can gain a better sense of who you are, return to healthier eating habits and reverse some of anorexia’s serious complications.

DID YOU KNOW?

Men Make Up 10% Of Those Suffering From Anorexia Nervosa

Although anorexia is far more common in women, men make up approximately 10% of those suffering from the disease. All too often, men are under and undiagnosed with anorexia because of its prevalence in females.

Most People Don’t Seek Treatment

Only one out of every 10 people with anorexia will ever seek treatment. Most people suffering from anorexia nervosa are afraid to ask for help because they feel ashamed or don’t feel as though they’ll be taken seriously.

The Cause Isn’t Fully Known

Anorexia nervosa is a complex disease, and the cause isn’t fully known. However, some of the factors that may lead to eating disorders include genetics, psychological health, environment, trauma, and biology.

PHYSICAL AND BEHAVIORAL SYMPTOMS

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Physical Signs and Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa may include:

 

  • Extreme weight loss or not making expected developmental weight gains
  • Thin appearance
  • Abnormal blood counts
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Bluish discoloration of the fingers
  • Hair that thins, breaks or falls out
  • Soft, downy hair covering the body
  • Absence of menstruation
  • Constipation and abdominal pain
  • Dry or yellowish skin
  • Intolerance of cold
  • Irregular heart rhythms
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dehydration
  • Swelling of arms or legs
  • Eroded teeth and calluses on the knuckles from induced vomiting

Emotional and Behavioral Symptoms may include:

 

  • Preoccupation with food, which sometimes includes cooking elaborate meals for others but not eating them
  • Frequently skipping meals or refusing to eat
  • Denial of hunger or making excuses for not eating
  • Eating only a few certain “safe” foods, usually those low in fat and calories
  • Adopting rigid meal or eating rituals, such as spitting food out after chewing
  • Not wanting to eat in public
  • Lying about how much food has been eaten
  • Fear of gaining weight that may include repeated weighing or measuring the body
  • Frequent checking in the mirror for perceived flaws
  • Complaining about being fat or having parts of the body that are fat
  • Covering up in layers of clothing
  • Flat mood (lack of emotion)
  • Social withdrawal
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Reduced interest in sex

Physical Signs and Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa may include:

 

  • Extreme weight loss or not making expected developmental weight gains
  • Thin appearance
  • Abnormal blood counts
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Bluish discoloration of the fingers
  • Hair that thins, breaks or falls out
  • Soft, downy hair covering the body
  • Absence of menstruation
  • Constipation and abdominal pain
  • Dry or yellowish skin
  • Intolerance of cold
  • Irregular heart rhythms
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dehydration
  • Swelling of arms or legs
  • Eroded teeth and calluses on the knuckles from induced vomiting

Emotional and Behavioral Symptoms may include:

 

  • Preoccupation with food, which sometimes includes cooking elaborate meals for others but not eating them
  • Frequently skipping meals or refusing to eat
  • Denial of hunger or making excuses for not eating
  • Eating only a few certain “safe” foods, usually those low in fat and calories
  • Adopting rigid meal or eating rituals, such as spitting food out after chewing
  • Not wanting to eat in public
  • Lying about how much food has been eaten
  • Fear of gaining weight that may include repeated weighing or measuring the body
  • Frequent checking in the mirror for perceived flaws
  • Complaining about being fat or having parts of the body that are fat
  • Covering up in layers of clothing
  • Flat mood (lack of emotion)
  • Social withdrawal
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Reduced interest in sex

HOW DO WE HELP?

Psychotherapy

 

Through the groundbreaking use of integrative evidence based therapies we help develop coping strategies for Anxiety, mental wellness plans, principles of living a balanced life, and many more.

Nutritional Groups

 

There is strong evidence that many of the symptoms of Eating Disorders affect the brain and influences mood changes, rigidity in thinking, anxiety and reduction in appetite. We offer nutritional courses to meet your needs and help you have a healthy relationship with food

Recreational Activities

 

Finding new ways to engage your mind and body can boost your ability to find passion where you may have lost it. We make sure that our clients get this kind of exposure.

Psychotherapy

 

Through the groundbreaking use of integrative evidence based therapies we help develop coping strategies for Anxiety, mental wellness plans, principles of living a balanced life, and many more.

 

Nutritional Groups

 

There is strong evidence that many of the symptoms of Eating Disorders affect the brain and influences mood changes, rigidity in thinking, anxiety and reduction in appetite. We offer nutritional courses to meet your needs and help you have a healthy relationship with food

Recreational Activities

 

Finding new ways to engage your mind and body can boost your ability to find passion where you may have lost it. We make sure that our clients get this kind of exposure.

We Accept All Major Insurance Providers

Insurance Could Cover Up To 100% Of Treatment Costs

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