Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa

When are you in need of Anorexia Recovery? Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder with severe physical and mental implications. People with anorexia have an unstable perception of weight and an intense fear of weight gain. Due to this fear, anorexic individuals commit extreme and obsessive acts to control their weight. They might use laxatives, forceful vomiting, and diuretics to avoid gaining weight. Yet, due to their misleading perception, people with anorexia will never feel satisfied with their weight. This leads to abnormally low body weight and a malnourished body that is fragile and unable to function optimally.

Treatment for Anorexia is needed because it is a solemn disorder that requires immediate intervention and treatment. You can overcome recovery from anorexia, but the process is slow and needs dedication and patience. To help you through your recovery, our team will assign a treatment plan tailored with consideration of any other support you might need, such as for PTSD or anxiety.

The team at THE BALANCE Anorexia Recovery Rehab will offer you a comprehensive therapy program that uses modern and productive strategies that can help you control your feelings and perspective about your body and your diet. Our goal is to retrain your mind so that it can satisfy the dietary need of a healthy body.

Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa

  • Having an unusually low body mass index (BMI).
  • Missing meals, eating very little, or avoiding eating any foods you see as fattening.
  • Believing you are fat when you are a healthy weight or underweight.
  • Taking medicine to reduce your hunger (appetite suppressants).
  • Periods stopping ( in women who have not reached menopause) or not starting (in younger women and girls).
  • Physical problems, such as feeling lightheaded or dizzy, hair loss, or dry skin.

Anorexia Nervosa FAQ

What is Anorexia Nervosa?

Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder. It has severe effects; both mentally and physically. It includes a fear of gaining weight and the feeling of never looking good enough. The longer it goes on, the more severe the impacts are. Thus, it needs immediate intervention and treatment.

In which ways, Anorexia nervosa is different from Bulimia Nervosa?

Anorexia Nervosa starts with an unhealthy obsession with weight and fear of gaining any. Thus, the person goes to extremes to avoid weight gain. This could range from the lack of intake of food to excessive exercise, Bulimia Nervosa is also an eating disorder associated with binge eating where an individual might use laxatives or any type of pills just to stop gaining extra weight.

What causes Anorexia Nervosa?

The exact cause of anorexia nervosa isn’t known. People who develop anorexia may have a negative body image. They may be looking for ways to control their lives. Other factors like biology, environment, and psychology are believed to play a role.