People struggle with many different things. Some form unhealthy relationships with drugs and alcohol. Others form an unhealthy relationship with food.
One of the most prominent examples of this type of behavior is anorexia. It’s a condition that impacts about 1 out of every 200 women in the United States and many men as well.
If you’re struggling with anorexia, pursuing treatment could be the best path forward. We’ll tell you why that’s true below.
What is anorexia?
Anorexia is a medical condition that involves excessive worry over becoming overweight. People with it have a distorted body image and tend to keep themselves extremely underweight with starvation or too much exercise.
Anorexia keeps people deprived of vital nutrients and pushes their bodies to the breaking point. And it’s sadly a condition that only about 30-40% of people ever fully recover from.
When do you need treatment for anorexia?
If you’ve been diagnosed with anorexia, then it’s not a good idea to try and treat it on your own. Doing so will only be successful for a small percentage of the population.
Instead, it’s best to seek out professional support as soon as you suspect that you have this condition. It’s especially important to pursue treatment for anorexia if you notice some of the following symptoms:
- An unhealthy obsession with maintaining a below-average weight
- Purging after you eat
- Dizziness and fainting
- Anxiety and guilt
- Isolation from friends and family
What types of care are available for anorexia?
The most common type of care available for anorexia is therapy. Working individually with an experienced therapist can help you understand the root causes of your anorexia and come up with healthier solutions for those issues.
You can get that treatment in either an inpatient or an outpatient setting. Inpatient care is a bit more intensive and gives you the chance to get away from your current surroundings for a period of time so that you can completely focus on your recovery.
But that’s not a realistic option for everyone. So outpatient care can also be quite effective. Many programs will offer about the same level of care as inpatient options but you’ll just return home at night when you finish receiving treatment.
Zoe Behavioral Health can get you started with anorexia treatment
Do you think that you have anorexia? If so, now is the time to start looking for treatment. Doing so will give you the best chances of beating this condition so that it doesn’t continue negatively impacting your life.
Zoe Behavioral Health can get you set up with a personalized treatment plan for anorexia. Just let us know how this condition is impacting your life and we’ll take care of the rest.
We even accept many different types of insurance. That should enable you to get the care you want without having to pay entirely out-of-pocket for it.
So why wait? You can take the first step towards beginning your ideal anorexia treatment plan by getting in touch with us today.