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Eating Disorder Help

When seeking help, it is important to find ways that are helpful for you. What works for one person, may not work for you. Do not be afraid to tell people what you want and need.

Types of Treatment

There are many types of treatments available. Some of the most common treatments are: counseling, and paying attention to medical and nutritional needs.

The treatment should be tailored to the individual and will vary according to both the severity of the disorder and the patient's particular problems, needs, and strengths.

Eating disorder support groups.

Psychological counseling

Psychological counseling helps to address both the eating disordered symptoms and the underlying psychological, interpersonal, and cultural forces that contributed to the eating disorder.

Psychological counseling is provided by a licensed health professional. Health professionals that may provide counseling are: a psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, nutritionist, and/or medical doctor.

For the best medical care, seek a health professional with expertise and experience in dealing with eating disorders.

In some cases, hospital based care is needed. It is often needed when when an eating disorder has led to physical problems that may be life-threatening, or when it is associated with severe psychological or behavioral problems

Hospital based care may include inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and/or residential care in an eating disorders specialty unit or facility.

  

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