Eating disorders can be as destructive and painful as any drug addiction, the only difference is that food is involved as opposed to drug use. An eating disorder is defined basically as either the lack of food intake or eating way more then someone should eat. The Delray Center for Healing offers eating disorder treatment that takes this into account during treatment. Our options are tailored to this type of behavior.
The most common types of eating disorders seen at The Delray Center for Healing are anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. Anorexia is when you don’t eat enough food for the body to stay a normal healthy weight, and instead, you will lose fat and muscle in tandem to unhealthy levels. This is usually caused by a person wanting to reach the desired weight but taking things way too far. Far enough to even cause death eventually. Bulimia is the opposite, it is when food intake is increased to compensate for depression, anxiety, or another type of mental health disorder. Compulsive eating may also be involved. Compulsive overeating usually leads to weight gain and obesity, but not everyone who is obese is also a compulsive overeater.
The Delray Center for Healing treatment programs will provide eating disorder treatment options designed to combat these bad behaviors and lead you back on track to living and eating healthier. Binge eating disorder is when you eat as much as possible and then purge the contents of your stomach so you don’t take in those calories and gain weight. If you would like more information and are curious as to how The Delray Center for Healing can help you, give us a call or email us. Get your life back now, reach us at (888)-699-5679.
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.