Eating disorders are a serious mental illness that are characterized as negative eating behaviors and are fatal if not properly treated. The three main types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.
30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S. Furthermore, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.
At The Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers, we offer individualized treatment programs for mental health disorders, including treatment for eating disorders. In addition, we know and understand the science of chemical dependency with its associated neurological changes and its impact upon the pleasure system, emotions, learning, memory, motivation, and most importantly, the ability to exercise choice. We know and understand the biological and psychological science that support treatments in trauma, emotional disorders, and other mental health concerns.
Below is information relating to eating disorders and our treatment programs.
An eating disorder is a serious mental illness where an individual experiences negative eating behaviors and becomes preoccupied with body weight and food. In some cases, other disorders may be present such as obsessive compulsive disorder or anxiety disorder. National surveys estimate that 20 million women and 10 million men in the U.S. will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives.
Below are several types of eating disorders:
Underlying causes can range from biological, psychological and sociocultural factors.
Physical eating disorder symptoms include:
Emotional and behavioral eating disorder symptoms include:
It’s important to note that not everyone with an eating disorder experiences every symptom listed above.
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment when it comes to an eating disorder, but it is treatable through the right programs. Typical eating disorder treatment includes: intensive outpatient, general outpatient, psychotherapy, group therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Furthermore, therapy can help patients gain skills to manage their condition. If an individual’s health is at risk, a hospitalization stay might be necessary.
At the Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers, we offer mental health services and specifically treat those suffering from an eating disorder. Our services include a PHP Day program, Intensive Outpatient program and general outpatient program. Furthermore, the Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Services provides support for patients in finding the right residential care with one of our community partners. Click on each service to learn more about what they entail and how they can help you or a loved one on a path towards recovery.
In addition, the staff at the Phoenix Recovery Center is passionate about total behavioral health in overcoming addiction. They deeply care about each person who they work with. Often our alumni comment on the profound impact of our staff members in encouraging them on their path to living a fulfilling life. Those who come to The Phoenix Recovery Center can realize a rebirth of their own dreams as they achieve their own sobriety and much, much more. And that makes all the difference.
The Phoenix Difference constitutes a carefully tailored program and recovery experience defined by research. Every effort is directed at supporting outcomes that prepare patients and their families with both the knowledge and applied behaviors to manage mental health disorders and to reclaim a meaningful life.
Furthermore, the Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers are driven by the guiding mission statement: “Empowering individuals and families suffering from addiction and mental health disorders, to celebrate life through lasting solutions.” We accomplish the therapeutic and healing experience through a continuum of care that begins with Residential Treatment and traverses across a Day Program, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), to General Outpatient (GOP). Lastly, the continuum of care culminates in a weekly Alumni Support Meeting, which provides a recovery support community to sustain the recovery capital of The Phoenix Alumni.