What is Anorexia Nervosa?
Anorexia Nervosa is one type of eating disorder where individuals feel the need to reduce their body weight, and will literally starve themselves in many cases. They are often obsessed with their weight and have a very distorted idea about what their body looks like, and what is should look like. Unfortunately, those with anorexia will derive their self-worth and self-image based on how their body looks, and so they feel it is necessary to restrict their calorie intake on a regular basis to achieve a “thinner” body. They do this by skipping meals frequently, avoiding foods that are rich in calories, exercising compulsively, and by taking diuretics or other drugs designed to reduce their normal appetite for food.
Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental health diagnosis, and can affect both teenagers and adults. Most eating disorders are progressive diseases, but it is never to late to start anorexia recovery and live a normal, healthy life.
Anorexia Nervosa Warning Signs:
- Wearing baggy pants and sweatshirts to conceal weight loss
- Refusing to eat meals on a regular basis
- Counting calories and avoiding certain foods
- Exercising compulsively
- Showing signs of being physically underweight
What is the Next Step?
Aspire Wellness Center and Marin Vista Health and Wellness offer residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs that make anorexia recovery possible. Our clinical staff are trained experts in treating eating disorders of all kinds, and regardless of the degree of severity. Doctorate level Clinical Directors, licensed therapists, nutritionists, and registered dietitians work together to develop an individualized treatment plan for every program participant. We limit our enrollment in order to ensure that every one of our patients receives the attention and care that they deserve. Group therapy sessions usually have 6 – 8 patients, and we provide individual meal planning and therapy sessions 2 – 3 times per week on average.
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Our anorexia recovery programs are CARF accredited to ensure that our treatment approach is evidence based, effective, and measurable. Overall, we have a 95% satisfaction rate, and we are constantly using patient feedback to improve the quality of our programs. New Dawn is a family owned organization that has been providing behavioral healthcare for nearly 30 years to individuals living in Sacramento, Roseville, San Francisco, and Marin.
Call us today if you or someone you love is struggling with anorexia, or fill out our contact form to receive more information about our anorexia recovery and other eating disorder treatment programs. We are here to help, and all psychological evaluations are confidential.
Aspire Wellness and Recovery is a local eating disorder treatment provider, with residential and outpatient programs in Sacramento, San Francisco, Roseville, Marin and Placer County, California. To find out more about how our anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating treatment programs can help you, Contact Us today or fill out the contact form in the right margin. We take most private insurances, and offer flexible financing.