Seeing someone go through an eating disorder can be devastating. There are many different types of eating disorders such as bulimia, binge eating, and anorexia. There’s good news however, eating disorder treatment in South Florida is a viable option. The Delray Center for Healing offers outpatient eating disorder treatment to deal with these horrible eating disorders.
Eating disorders are on the rise in the world, and there is evidence to suggest it is most popular with western women. It is unknown why eating disorders develop, but there is evidence to suggest a few possibilities. For example, one study showed that girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) have a greater chance of getting an eating disorder compared with girls who are not affected by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Eating disorder treatment in south Florida is a highly effective way of treating these disorders.
A common type of eating disorder is bulimia nervosa. Bulimia is a condition in which a person will consume a lot of usually high caloric foods and then purge them afterward so they don’t gain weight. Purging can be done in many ways including self-induced vomiting, but also by abusing laxatives. Laxative abuse can lead to intestinal paralysis, renal failure, and pancreatitis.
Another common type of eating disorder is anorexia nervosa. The cause of anorexia is a distortion in body image. The person has an intense fear of gaining weight. People with an anorexia diagnosis would go through great lengths to not gain weight and destroy their health to stay skinny. Their self-esteem is based entirely on how much they weigh and how thin they are, and to achieve happiness is through weight loss.
If you or someone you know has this problem, eating disorder treatment in South Florida is a viable option. Please give The Delray Center for Healing a call today to live a healthier life.
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.