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Eating disorder treatment from Center For Discovery is backed by 20 years of success and an in-depth knowledge of how to treat Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Selective Eating Disorder, Orthorexia Nervosa, ARFID, and other disorders while also tackling the co-occurring disorders attached to the eating disorder. 

Eating Disorder Signs, Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery

Eating Disorder

Signs, Symptoms,

Treatment, and

Recovery

Eating Disorder Treatment

We offer different levels of care depending on the severity of the eating disorder and we use various types of therapies to treat the symptoms. Our multidisciplinary treatment teams are comprised of experts in the field of eating disorders and depending on level of care include the following:

• Medical Doctor
• Psychiatrist
• Program Director

• Primary Therapist
• Registered Dietitian
• Counselors

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

Center For Discovery prides itself on utilizing new research findings to create a comprehensive treatment program catered to each individual client.  The needs of individuals seeking eating disorder treatment vary greatly, so effective and efficient treatment must be personalized. The level of care and interventions most appropriate for you or your loved one will depend on the severity of the eating disorder, individual medical and nutritional needs, and whether any co-occurring disorders are present, such as depression, bipolar, or anxiety.

Over the years, new eating disorders have been recognized and treatment modalities have changed dramatically.  This is why choosing the most advanced eating disorder treatment center is so important. Through understanding the biological basis and the underlying triggers associated with eating disorders, treatment modalities have been molded over the years according to the research and evidence. More research, awareness, and funding coupled with a decrease in stigma has meant that eating disorder treatment is becoming more popular and studies have shown that clinical treatment is effective.

Eating Disorders Treatment

We offer different levels of care depending on the severity of the eating disorder and we use various types of therapies to treat the symptoms. Our multidisciplinary treatment teams are comprised of experts in the field of eating disorders and depending on level of care include the following:

  • Medical Doctor
  • Psychiatrist
  • Program Director
  • Primary Therapist
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Counselors

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

Center For Discovery prides itself on utilizing new research findings to create a comprehensive treatment program catered to each individual client.  The needs of individuals seeking eating disorder treatment vary greatly, so effective and efficient treatment must be personalized. The level of care and interventions most appropriate for you or your loved one will depend on the severity of the eating disorder, individual medical and nutritional needs, and whether any co-occurring disorders are present, such as depression, bipolar, or anxiety.

Over the years, new eating disorders have been recognized and treatment modalities have changed dramatically.  This is why choosing the most advanced eating disorder treatment center is so important. Through understanding the biological basis and the underlying triggers associated with eating disorders, treatment modalities have been molded over the years according to the research and evidence. More research, awareness, and funding coupled with a decrease in stigma has meant that eating disorder treatment is becoming more popular and studies have shown that clinical treatment is effective.

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Types of Eating Disorder Treatment Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Eating Disorders

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)was developed in the 1970’s and has since been used to help treat individuals with eating disorders, perhaps specifically binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa. CBT includes educational components associated with eating disorders and also the development of meal plans in addition to encompassing the psychological, societal and familial factors that are associated with the development and management of an eating disorder. Eating disorders are often caused by deep rooted underlying emotional and mental triggers such as trauma, low self esteem, personality disorders, poor relationships and devastating conflict resolution skills and cognitive behavioral therapy specifically works to help eliminate these negative aspects and develop positive coping skills by fixing abnormal thought processes.

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for Eating Disorder Treatment

Center For Discovery’s dietary philosophy all foods fit in balance, moderation, and variety. Our dietary program is designed to enable clients to manage their nutrition on their own through an evidenced based approach of exposure and response prevention (ERP). Through various personalized interventions depending on level of care, the ERP program helps clients decrease anxiety around food and meals allowing for reintegration of feared foods or experiences and to aiding in the process of peace making with food and related experiences. Many clients have success with re-introducing several foods which they had previously eliminated from their diets. This technique has a unique “hands-on” approach – from conceptualization and preparation to actual cooking, shopping, and restaurant outings with the guidance of a registered dietitian.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Eating Disorders

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of psychotherapy that combines parts of cognitive behavioral therapy with principles of mindfulness. DBT has been proven as an effective approach to foster the necessary changes associated with binge eating disorder and therefore can be used as a formal treatment strategy for this eating disorder. Traditional dialectal behavior therapy focuses on concrete behavioral skills for four domains: emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and mindfulness. In adapting traditional dialectal behavioral therapy to target binge eating, it also includes developing an individualized food plan that will support the treatment goals.

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Center For Discovery is the Gold Standard in Eating Disorder Treatment

Center For Discovery provides the gold standard in eating disorder treatment and we are constantly evolving to provide you and your loved ones with the best care available. All Discovery’s locations are accredited by the Joint Commission which is the same governing agency that accredits hospitals. While we have the same degree of oversight and accreditation as hospitals, Discovery’s treatment centers are in small settings in estate style homes and in small outpatient centers across America. We use the American Psychiatric Association’s Eating Disorder Treatment Level of Care Guidelines to ensure that clients and families are receiving the most appropriate treatment and interventions.

Eating disorder treatment is ever changing

Eating disorder treatments are constantly evolving overtime. Today, the stigma associated with eating disorders is decreasing however with all the new diet trends, it is still a common desire to be skinny and fit into a certain stereotype. With the development of new research and more access to funding, eating disorder treatments are becoming more widely accepted by insurance companies and many eating disorder treatment centers, specifically Center For Discovery, are constantly striving to practice the best treatment approaches according to the guidelines. Eating disorders have come along ways since the Middle Ages however we still have a long ways to go.

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Eating Disorders

An eating disorder is a serious condition characterized by typical or extreme eating behaviors and can include significant distress regarding one’s body weight or shape. At least 30 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their life. It can often disrupt the person’s life and lead to tragic psychological and medical consequences. Eating disorders have the highest death rate of all mental disorders, and research has shown that one person dies as a result of an eating disorder every hour. Early intervention is key

Eating Disorders

An eating disorder is a serious condition characterized by typical or extreme eating behaviors and can include significant distress regarding one’s body weight or shape. At least 30 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their life. It can often disrupt the person’s life and lead to tragic psychological and medical consequences. Eating disorders have the highest death rate of all mental disorders, and research has shown that one person dies as a result of an eating disorder every hour. Early intervention is key

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What are the different types of eating disorders?

The Diagnostical and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) has identified specific eating disorders and their symptoms in order to help professionals effectively identify and treat these conditions. Below is a list of the various kinds of eating disorders:

  • Anorexia – A preoccupation with body weight and limiting food intake, resulting in a very low body weight. May also include other behaviors such as vomiting after meals, the use of laxatives or diet pills, and intense exercising. 
  • Bulimia – Repeated instances of eating significantly more food than what most people would eat in a short period of time, followed by behaviors to compensate for the food eaten, such as vomiting, intense exercising, or the use of diet pills or laxatives.
  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED) – Recurring instances of binge eating, which can be described as eating large amounts of food in a short period of time accompanied by feeling a loss of control.
  • Selective Eating Disorder (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) – An eating pattern where the person is unable meet their body’s energy or nutritional needs. Foods consumed may be limited based on poor appetite, prior experiences, or the characteristics of the food.

  • Orthorexia -  Though not recognized in the DSM-5 we are seeing more and more presentations today of Orthorexia. Orthorexia is characterized by extreme or excessive preoccupation with eating healthy food.  
  • Pica – Eating substances that have no nutritional value, such as chalk or clay.
  • Rumination Disorder – Repeated regurgitation or vomiting of food. The regurgitated food may be re-chewed, re-swallowed or spit out. 
  • Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED) – Eating behaviors that meet some criteria for the eating disorders listed above, but not all. For example, an individual may have symptoms of bulimia, but the symptoms may be less frequent. 
  • Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorder – Eating behaviors that do not meet criteria for the eating disorders listed above, but still cause emotional distress and impairment in daily life.

"This is a wonderful company who are true to what they say. They gave me my life back."

Natalie F.
Discovery Alumni

Do I have an eating disorder?

Does my loved one have an eating disorder?

Do I have an eating disorder?

Does my loved one have an eating disorder?

What causes an eating disorder?

Eating disorders are complex conditions that are often the result of many different factors. It is important for loved ones to know that they are never the cause and that an eating disorder develops from a multitude of factors unique to each person. They can include:

  • Genetics
  • Emotional factors
  • Cultural factors
  • Interpersonal factors

Although the focus seems to be on food, eating disorders are about much more than food. Individuals who suffer from eating disorders can be highly sensitive, so they might experience feelings, events, and major life changes more intensely. The food can be a way to cope with overwhelming emotions or stress and can provide a temporary distraction. Additionally, it may be a way to communicate or express emotional experiences to others.

Take a tour of our Eating Disorder Treatment Centers

Center For Discovery Treatment Centers specializes in treating eating disorders and the co-occurring conditions that are accompanied with them, 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 an eating disorder treatment specialist, call 866.482.3876

Eating Disorders

An eating disorder is a serious condition characterized by typical or extreme eating behaviors and can include significant distress regarding one’s body weight or shape. At least 30 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their life. It can often disrupt the person’s life and lead to tragic psychological and medical consequences. Eating disorders have the highest death rate of all mental disorders, and research has shown that one person dies as a result of an eating disorder every hour. Eating disorders can happen to anyone of any age, gender, race, ethnicity, or class.

We're here to help
Speak with one of our Treatment Consultants

Click here to view our outstanding treatment outcomes

What are the different types of eating disorders?

The Diagnostical and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) has identified specific eating disorders and their symptoms in order to help professionals effectively identify and treat these conditions. Below is a list of the types eating disorders, with the first three being the most common: 

  • Anorexia – A preoccupation with body weight and limiting food intake, resulting in a very low body weight. May also include other behaviors such as vomiting after meals, the use of laxatives or diet pills, and intense exercising. 
  • Bulimia – Repeated instances of eating significantly more food than what most people would eat in a short period of time, followed by behaviors to compensate for the food eaten, such as vomiting, intense exercising, or the use of diet pills or laxatives.
  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED) – Recurring instances of binge eating, which can be described as eating large amounts of food in a short period of time accompanied by feeling a loss of control.
  • Selective Eating Disorder (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) – An eating pattern where the person is unable meet their body’s energy or nutritional needs. Foods consumed may be limited based on poor appetite, prior experiences, or the characteristics of the food.
  • Pica – Eating substances that have no nutritional value, such as chalk or clay.
  • Rumination Disorder – Repeated regurgitation or vomiting of food. The regurgitated food may be re-chewed, re-swallowed or spit out. 
  • Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED) – Eating behaviors that meet some criteria for the eating disorders listed above, but not all. For example, an individual may have symptoms of bulimia, but the symptoms may be less frequent. 
  • Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorder – Eating behaviors that do not meet criteria for the eating disorders listed above, but still cause emotional distress and impairment in daily life.

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"This is a wonderful company who are true to what they say. They gave me my life back."

Natalie F.
Discovery Alumni

Preferred in-network provider for eating disorder treatment

Click here for self-pay and easy-pay financing options.  

What causes an eating disorder?

Eating disorders are complex conditions that are often the result of many different factors. It is important for loved ones to know that they are not the cause, and that an eating disorder develops from a multitude of factors unique to each person. They can include:

  • Genetics
  • Emotional factors
  • Cultural factors
  • Interpersonal factors

Although the focus seems to be on food, eating disorders are about much more than food. Individuals who suffer from eating disorders are often highly sensitive, so they might experience feelings, events, and major life changes more intensely. The food might be a way for the individual to cope with overwhelming emotions or stress and can provide a temporary distraction. Additionally, it may be a way for an individual to communicate or express their emotional experiences to others.

Take a tour of our Eating Disorder Treatment

Center For Discovery Treatment Centers specializes in treating eating disorders and the co-occurring conditions that are accompanied with them, 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 an eating disorder treatment specialist, call 866.482.3876

Do I have an eating disorder?

Does my loved one have an eating disorder?

Do I have an eating disorder?

 

Does my loved one have an eating disorder?

Center For Discovery