What is it?
Anorexia Nervosa is a serious eating disorder that affects both males and females of all ages.
There are three essential features of this disorder:
- Restriction of energy or food intake is below that is required to sustain minimal function for sex, age and developemental level.
- The intense fear of putting on weight or becoming overweight, or persistent behavior that interferes with gaining weight.
- Disturbance in the way one’s body shape or weight is experienced. This could also mean the denial of current low body weight.
Early Diagnosis and Treatment
Early diagnosis and treatment of Anorexia means that we can help prevent permanent damage to your body’s vital organs and systems. The goal of our treatment program, is to help patients with Anorexia regain their physical health, emotional strength and help them achieve long-term recovery.
Patients who are severely underweight might require in-patient treatment or hospital stay before entering our outpatient treatment program.
We want to help our patients with Anorexia achieve and maintain a healthy weight, help them create healthy eating habits and address the underlying issues that contributed to their disorder.
Mind Over Body staff is highly experienced in treating Anorexia Nervosa. We have an individualized approach and believe in treating the patient holistically. If you or anyone you know are suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, don’t be hesitant to get in touch. Early intervention is essential for long-term recovery.
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