A National Directory of Drug Treatment Centers and Alcohol Treatment Centers, Therapists and Specialists. A free, simple directory providing assistance and guidance for those seeking help regarding alcohol addiction, drug addiction, dependency and many other conditions that affect the mind, body and soul.
Call 800-580-9104 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

An Overview of Anorexia Treatments

The Dangers of Anorexia

Anorexia is an eating disorder that can result in a person losing vital nutrients they need for good health, and in a person losing bone mass. People who suffer from anorexia commonly have a distorted body image of their self, and frequently will not consume a healthy amount of food, if any.

According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, anorexia is characterized by a relentless strive for thinness and the unwillingness to maintain a normal or healthy weight, as well as a distortion of body image and fear of putting on weight, and disturbed eating behavior. In addition, a lack of menstruation is common.

People with anorexia will lose, or attempt to lose, weight in different ways. Some people excessively exercise and diet, while others will eat and then make themselves throw up the food, or they will misuse laxatives. Anorexia is a difficult disorder for any person to live with, and it can cause a person a great deal of pain and health concerns if they do receive help for their disorder.

Anorexia Treatments

eating disorder recovery support groups

Therapy is a main component of treatment for anorexia, and group therapy can be a great help.

According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, cognitive behavioral therapies and psychodynamic therapies are the most common used treatments of anorexia. Since there is not one definitive form of therapy that is recommended for eating disorders, often a therapist will evaluate where the patient is and then decide on the best therapy approach to take.

Depending on the level of treatment needed, a person with anorexia may need to be hospitalized if they have deprived their self of food for too long. There is also inpatient treatment programs and outpatient treatment programs available to help a person recover from their disorder and to help them learn to begin eating healthy again. In treatment programs, therapy is the main source of treatment.

There are different types of therapy available to help people overcome anorexia, and each individual will need a therapy that caters to their individualized needs. If a person attends an inpatient program they will reside at the program and receive 24/7 care and will engage in therapy sessions extremely frequently. At an outpatient program a person will attend therapy meetings on particular days and times that fit around their schedule, so that they can still keep their daily responsibilities while receiving treatment. In addition to therapy, through anorexia treatment programs, a person will also have a nutritionist to help them learn healthy ways of eating again.

More Treatment & Detox Articles

Drug abuse

Drugs are referred to as “social evil”. Drug abuse tends an individual to take harmful drugs for “non-therapeutic” or “non-medical” reasons. The drugs include cocaine, alcohol, and marijuana just to name a few. People get addicted to the drugs for enhancing their “psychoactive state” as well as for their “performance enhancement”.   Drug abuse greatly affects….

Continue reading

Denial is a sure way to prolong our hangover

negative effects of alcohol abuse

We must fully debate our attitude to alcohol, or acknowledgment of our dysfunctionality will be suppressed, writes BRIAN O’CONNELL A soon-to-be-published study attempts to define, with some clarity, what the health consequences of our national hangover are. The report examined alcohol-attributable deaths and hospitalisation in Ireland from 2000 to 2004. In that period, one-in-10 bed-days….

Continue reading

Treatment for alcohol addiction

It is very necessary to treat alcohol addiction since it has many adverse effect on the addicts and also indirectly on the society. The best thing is that this addiction can be completely cured, with the strong will of the addict and by following proper treatment method. The treatment of alcohol addiction depends upon the….

Continue reading

Regular binge drinking can cause long-term brain damage

Just a few sessions of heavy drinking can damage someone’s ability to pay attention, remember things and make good judgments, research shows. Binge drinkers are known to be at increased risk of accidents, violence and engaging in unprotected sex. But the study is the first to identify brain damage as a danger of consuming more….

Continue reading

Helping a Loved One through Bulimia Treatment and Recovery

recovery from bulimia

Hardships of Bulimia According to the National Eating Disorders Association, bulimia is a serious and potentially life-threatening eating disorder. Bulimia is characterized by a cycle of bingeing and compensatory behaviors, which include self-induced vomiting to undo or compensate for the effects of binge eating. Bulimia is a devastating eating disorder that will have numerous negative….

Continue reading