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Eating Disorder Conditions

Eating Disorders

What is an Eating Disorder?

Eating disorders are serious, but treatable mental illnesses that can affect any age, gender, race, ethnicity or socioeconomic group. There are many different types of eating disorders, with disordered thoughts, emotions and behaviors about food and eating at the core of the illness. Distorted body image can also be part of an eating disorder.

Twenty million women and ten million men in the U.S. will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Many eating disorders begin during adolescence, but an increasing number of younger children and older adults are being diagnosed with eating disorders.

It’s impossible to know, simply by looking at a person, whether or not they have an eating disorder. Eating disorders impact children, teens and adults of all body types. This is why it’s so important to understand the symptoms and warning signs that indicate whether you or someone you know may be struggling.

Eating Disorders We Treat

At Center for Discovery, we provide residential and day treatment for all types of eating disorders, including:

Many times, those diagnosed with an eating disorder will have other co-occurring mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety and trauma, among others. It’s important that these co-occurring diagnoses be treated along with the eating disorder.

Recovery begins at Discovery

Here’s the good news: treatment is available and those who have struggled with an eating disorder can go on to live full and fulfilling lives.

If you think you or a loved one may have an eating disorder, please reach out to us. Center for Discovery’s Treatment Centers specialize in treatment for eating disorders, mental health and dual diagnosis treatment with unique treatment programs for every individual to get them on their way to eating disorder recovery.

For more information, resources, or to consult with one of our specialists, call 866.482.3876.

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