There are many different forms and variations when it comes to ‘Eating Disorders’, some more life-threatening and dangerous than others. For many individuals an eating disorder can take over every aspect of their life, there is an incomprehensible fear of eating, this fear can be worse than a fear of dying in severe cases and many people will never admit they have a problem, let alone seek the help of an expert.
You do not need to be of an abnormal weight to require professional treatment and help. Individuals who suffer from eating disorders such as Bulimia or selective food intake may appear of average weight for their height and build, yet it is the constant mental torture and obsessing that brings the person to finally seek or accept help.
At Step One Recovery we treat the following eating disorders:
Anorexia – Food Restriction and control
Bulimia or Bulimia Nervosa – Purging of food intake with or without binging first. Purging may be through laxatives, diet pills, vomiting or excessive exercise. Anything that neutralizes the food intake
Binge Eating – Characterised by episodes of eating vast quantities of food often of high calorific value and out of control eating
Compulsive Overeating – Consuming large quantities of food during meal times, or constant eating / grazing throughout the day and or night
Specific foods addiction – Being addicted to and restricting food intake to one particular food
Selective food intake – Only eating certain foods or only eating from a certain food group
There are many variations of each Eating Disorder, and many that over-lap or cross over, so please speak to one of our Addiction Treatment Counsellors if you are unsure if your Eating Disorder is something we can treat.
Eating disorders are more than just out of control dieting or eating, they are a serious psychological illness, and require specific and specialist treatment to help overcome them. Often an intensive and sometimes lengthily period of rehabilitation is required to stabilise the individual using specialist therapeutic treatment and psychological measures
Some eating disorders which are secondary to or part of a drug or alcohol addiction can be successfully treated in a drug and alcohol rehab clinic. Others that are more severe, or where they are the primary or only addiction, need specialist treatment in a Treatment Clinic specifically for Eating Disorders.
For more information on eating disorders and how we can help, contact Step One Recovery today.
Whether you’re making that call for yourself, or on behalf of somebody else, we will be able to provide all the help you need.