Programs for Eating Disorders
Eating Disorder Treatment
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.
What is an Eating Disorder?
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:
- Anorexia Nervosa — Classified by weight loss, distorted body image and difficulty maintaining appropriate weight for age and height
- Bulimia Nervosa — Classified as a cycle of eating excessively and then self-induced vomiting to undo the previous binge
- Binge Eating Disorder — Classified as eating large quantities of food and having a loss of control. Those that binge eat often feel shame and guilt afterwards
- Orthorexia — Classified as an obsession with healthy eating and damages well-being/health
- Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder — Classified as limiting the amount and/or types of food consumed
- Pica — Classified as eating items that are not food and contain no nutritional value, such as hair or dirt
- Rumination Disorder — Classified as regular regurgitation of food that occurs for at least a month
- Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorder — Classified as not meeting the full criteria for any of the above eating disorders but has characteristics of an eating disorder
Underlying causes can range from biological, psychological and sociocultural factors.
What Are the Symptoms of Eating Disorders?
Physical eating disorder symptoms include:
- Noticeable fluctuations in weight
- Constipation/stomach cramps/acid reflux
- Difficulty concentrating
- Cavities/tooth sensitivity
- Muscle weakness
- Yellow skin
- Poor immune functioning
Emotional and behavioral eating disorder symptoms include:
- Strong preoccupation with dieting/weight loss/control of food
- Skipping meals
- Taking small portions of food
- Uncomfortable eating around others
- Withdrawal from friends/activities
- Extreme mood swings
It’s important to note that not everyone with an eating disorder experiences every symptom listed above.
What is Eating Disorder Rehab and What Does That Look Like at PRC?
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.
Phoenix Recovery Experience
Patients and families who engage in The Phoenix recovery experience through our continuum of care, learn and develop both recovery and disease management skills. Moreover, patients and family members begin to identify, define, and achieve stability in their pursuit of a meaningful life. As a result, self-confidence embodies the emotional and cognitive condition of our patients and family members. Patients and their family members enjoy relationships that begin to be healed. They also celebrate the fact that dreams are being redefined through realistic applied behaviors that are motivated by meaning pursuits supported by recovery based support systems.
We are excited to answer any questions and support you in your healing process and reclaiming the life you desire
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
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.
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