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treating eating & related disorders
Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder are complex on their own. When combined with other disorders or special circumstances, treatment of these disorders can be more difficult.
At Advances in Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Center we know we can help you recover from your eating disorder, in spite of the existence of any co-occurring disorders or special circumstances. Our eating disorder programs provide a supportive environment for both men and women/adults and adolescents to overcome their eating and related disorders.
Our multi-disciplinary team of caring and experienced professionals, which includes psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, registered dieticians and registered addiction specialists, can help you develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses both your eating disorder and any additional issues you may be facing.
Advances in Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Program have expertise in providing anorexia treatment, bulimia treatment and compulsive eating disorder treatment along with the following co-occurring disorders:
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
People who suffer from an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder often struggle with drug and alcohol abuse. Substances can be used to suppress hunger, lose weight and self-medicate. We understand the difficulties of an eating disorder complicated by substance abuse and are skilled at addressing the specific treatment needs of both disorders.
Depression and Anxiety
Mood disorders such as depression and anxiety often develop as a result of an eating disorder, leaving you feeling even more out of control of your body. Our team of professionals can work to address any depression or anxiety you are experiencing along with your eating disorder for a more comprehensive recovery.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often a co-occurrence with persons who suffer from an eating disorder. Those who have experienced traumatic events may engage in an eating disorder to self-manage the feelings and experiences related to PTSD. Those at high risk for eating disorders because of trauma include: Victims of sexual abuse, particularly those who suffered at a young age, victims and observers of domestic violence and those who suffer from PTSD. Our team of professionals can work to address any trauma you may have experienced along with your eating disorder for a more comprehensive recovery.
If you are suffering from an eating disorder, you may also be engaging in self-harm such as cutting, burning or scratching. Much like an eating disorder, self-harm is often used as a method to help deal with and take control of negative feelings and emotions. At our program you will learn to face and process your negative feelings and emotions so that eating disorders and self-harm are no longer your means of coping.
If you or a loved one is suffering from an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder, as well as any of the above, Advances in Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Center has the eating disorders treatment that will help.