When you think of eating disorders you think of someone who doesn’t eat practically anything. Or, someone who eats as much food as possible. Both of these behaviors are very detrimental to one’s health and can even cause problems in their lives. This is why you much seek help if you suffer from an eating disorder. Fortunately eating disorder treatment in Delray Beach is healthy and rewarding.
The fact of the matter is if you starve yourself you are not only to lose fat but also muscle, bone density, and even your organs will start to lose their effectiveness. Your body will basically want to shut down after a while because it can’t support itself anymore. Eating disorder treatment in Delray Beach can address these issues by helping you learn how to eat healthier, eat more often, and forget about trying to lose all that weight. Because always thinking you are fat when you aren’t is not normal, it is a psychological problem known as Anorexia.
On the flip side if you constantly eat all the time and are addicted to food, this behavior is known as Bulimia or Compulsive Eating Disorder. These disorders are characterized by the constant intake of food without regard to one’s health. Food becomes almost like a drug, you eat to feel better. Depression and even anxiety can even set in and cause the situation to become worse. It is important to stop this behavior because the more weight you gain the more risk you have to develop heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Are you or a loved one dealing with problems like eating too little or too much? If so, then contact The Delray Center for Healing now. Eating disorder treatment in Delray Beach is just a phone call away.
Since 2003, the Delray Center for Healing has provided exceptional psychiatric and therapeutic care for mental health, eating, and substance use disorders. To learn more about our philosophy and treatment approach, download our free e-book, “Psychiatry Redefined,” written by our founder and medical director, Raul J. Rodriguez, MD.