How to Find Help For Eating Disorders
The number of children between the ages of 10 and 20 that need help for eating disorders in increasing at an alarming rate. It is estimated that currently 10% of our youth have some form of eating disorder and that number is expected to continue to rise. The vast majority of these children are girls who are convinced that they must look like the latest waifs on the silver screen or in their favorite music videos.
Bulimia and anorexia as well as the abuse of diet pills can result in dramatic weight loss and at the same time cause major medical problems. Most kids don’t tend to think of the consequences of their actions such as heart valve problems, high blood pressure or the distinct possibility of a stroke. If you see your child start to skip meals, starting to obsess about their weight or spend too much time talking about being thin, you should consider looking for professional help with eating disorders before the disease has a chance to become life threatening.
There are several physical complications that can result from an eating disorder. Some of these negative side effects can last a lifetime. Medications won’t cure an eating disorder, but they may contribute to your treatment plan. Antidepressants may be especially helpful if you have bulimia or binge-eating disorder. Antidepressants can also help address symptoms of depression, anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder, which frequently occur along with eating disorders. You may also find that you need medications for physical problems caused by your eating disorder.
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If you are suffering from the symptoms of an eating disorder, call Center for Discovery now at 800.760.3934. We’ve been helping families find their way to recovery and lifelong healing for 20 years. Call today and speak with one of our highly trained admission specialists. Or click on the link below for a FREE assessment or virtual tour to see the treatment center closest to you. All calls are completely FREE and strictly confidential.
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Our effective behavior modification programs are personalized and tailored to fit your family’s needs. Center for Discovery’s integrated multi-faceted levels of care range from residential treatment, intensive outpatient programs, to partial hospitalization programs for adults, adolescents, and teens that are struggling with eating disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and most major mental health disorders.
So when your child needs help with one of the above behavioral disorders, the Center for Discovery is here to help.