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Eating Disorders

An eating disorder is a condition characterized by abnormal eating habits. This can involve either the over-eating or under-eating of food, as well as obsessive and compulsive behaviors involving the feeding of the body.

Types of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders aren’t about food, but rather about an underlying issue that has yet to be resolved. Food – or lack of – is used as a means of control and dealing with painful emotions. Eating disorders affect both men and women of all ages and come in a variety of forms. Recognized eating disorders include:

– Anorexia

– Bulimia

– Binge Eating Disorder

– Compulsive Overeating

– Food Addiction

– Body Dysmorphia

– Orthorexia

Characteristics of Eating Disorders

Over 24 million people suffer from an eating disorder in the United States alone, and each case is as diverse as the next. It’s crucial to seek help, even when an eating disorder may seem mild, as eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses. Psychiatric conditions commonly co-existing with eating disorders include:

– Depression

– Bipolar disorder

– Panic and anxiety disorders

– Panic-traumatic stress disorder

– Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

– Obsessive compulsive personality disorder

– Substance abuse disorders

Treatment of Eating Disorders

At Treasure Coast Recovery, we meet the client where they’re at and create a treatment program with their individual needs in mind. Our goal is to understand the underlying cause of the disorder, diagnose it, and incorporate a treatment effort to address the disorder. Treasure Coast Recovery provides tools to address eating disorder and learn to manage it over the course of a lifetime.