Support for healthy eating patterns
Eating disorders are defined by disordered eating patterns that cause the individual physical and mental harm in the short term and long term. This might include voluntary starvation (anorexia nervosa), binge-eating then purging (bulimia nervosa), and binge-eating (without purging). Eating disorders can occur in any community, age-group, or gender. They do however occur more often in affluent cultures, and in young women (teens and 20’s).
It is important to treat eating disorders as they can escalate to become a life-threatening concern. Treatment options include in-patient, intensive outpatient, and standard outpatient counseling, for specified guidance in understanding harmful patterns and returning to healthy eating. Meeting with a therapist to discuss treatment options is a good first step in addressing concerns.