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When to Seek Treatment

Do I Need Treatment?

Sometimes it’s Hard to Know When Treatment is Necessary

If you are wondering whether or not you may be struggling with an eating disorder, or others in your life are expressing concern, we urge you to take stock to see if these questions have merit.

Oftentimes, even if you suspect you have an eating disorder, you may think you can manage it on your own or it’s not that serious. That’s the challenge with eating disorders, they can do the thinking for you, clouding your ability to truly gauge your wellness.

Signs that You May Have an Eating Disorder

A general rule of thumb is to seek help at the first signs of concern. Early intervention can be highly successful. There are some red flags that indicate a consultation is a good idea.

  • Preoccupation with food, calories, cooking, weight, or exercise
  • Frequent weighing
  • Uncontrollable binging to the point of feeling sick
  • Frequent fad dieting
  • Lying about or hiding what you eat
  • Sleeping difficulties or insomnia
  • Dizzy spells, fainting, or blackouts
  • Perpetually feeling cold
  • Unusually swollen or puffy cheeks
  • Confusion or fear of emotions
  • Missing school or work because of feeling fat
  • Rigidly eating the same foods
  • Working out when injured or sick
  • Declining social engagements to exercise
  • Compulsively exercising or not exercising at all
  • Losing interest in things you used to enjoy
  • Purchasing clothing based on size instead of fit
  • Cooking for others but not for yourself
  • Allowing weight to determine the day’s mood, success, or failure
  • Avoiding eating with others
  • Feeling guilty, shameful, or disgusted after you eat
  • Frequently comparing your body size and shape to others
  • Drastic weight fluctuations over short periods of time
  • Preoccupation with the eating behaviors of others
  • Experiencing menstrual irregularities
  • Eating to relieve stress or depression
  • Self-induced vomiting
  • Abusing laxatives
  • Abusing diuretics
  • Increasing isolation
  • Losing hair

Depending on the intensity of eating disorder treatment intervention required, clients may receive up to 6 individual sessions per week with their therapist, dietitian and doctors.

Evidence-based Treatment

We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of eating disorder research. We use evidence-based treatment modalities to create a comprehensive treatment program catered to each individual client, including:

Please Request a Consultation

If you think you may be struggling with an eating disorder, the most important next step is to get assessed by an eating disorder specialist. Please call us today at 866.482.3876 for a free, no obligation consultation. And if you do require treatment, our specialists will work with you to identify the appropriate level of care and location that’s right for you. We are here for you every step along the way—it all starts with a call.

Take a free Eating Disorder Evaluation

This evaluation can help determine if you or a loved one may benefit from consulting with an eating disorder professional.

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Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance


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