Anorexia Treatment Centre
PROMIS Anorexia Treatment Centre is a private facility that specialises in treating those suffering from anorexia nervosa. The treatment centre accepts patients of all ages and genders, offering both residential and outpatient treatment programs for people of different backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses. The centre utilises a variety of methods to help their patients, including CBT therapy, family counselling, nutritional education, and exercise.
What Is Anorexia Nervosa?
Anorexia nervosa, simply called anorexia, is an eating disorder that causes people to starve themselves because they believe that they are overweight when in reality, their body weight actually falls below what is considered healthy. It is characterised by abnormally low body weight, distorted perception of weight and the intense fear of putting on weight. Those who suffer from anorexia prioritise controlling their weight and body shape resorting to extreme efforts which significantly affects their lives.
The disease takes many forms, ranging from restricting the number of calories to depriving themselves of nutrition resulting in extremely low body weight. They may also force vomiting after eating to control their calorie intake or misuse laxatives, diet aids, diuretics and enemas to achieve their goals. Sufferers of anorexia also have a distorted view of their own body shape and size.
The disorder is not related to food but how sufferers use the above highly unhealthy methods which can be life threatening to cope with emotional distress. Anorexics equate thinness with self-worth. This disorder can control the sufferer’s life and is very difficult for them to overcome. The best option to help those with anorexia is to get treatment.
Anorexia treatments, such as that provided by PROMIS, helps those with this disorder to get a better understanding of who they are while returning to healthier eating habits. Our treatment also helps those to reverse some of the complications that have arisen from anorexia behaviours.
What Causes Anorexia Nervosa?
Anorexia nervosa eating disorder occurs when a person has an extreme fear of gaining weight, so they will stop eating and lose weight. The exact cause of the disease is unknown, but it is thought that a combination of different factors can lead to anorexia. For example, some people may have genes that make them more susceptible to the disorder. It can also be linked with a history of sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
It is difficult to determine the exact cause because there are so many different factors that can lead to the disorder. We do know, however, that it is likely a combination of different factors.
What Happens When Someone Has Anorexia?
Anorexia is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition. Individuals with anorexia may have intense feelings of shame and low self-esteem. Many people who suffer from anorexia have a distorted body image. They may see themselves as too fat even when they are dangerously thin. Anorexia is usually triggered by emotional or physical problems, such as sudden weight gain during puberty. Other causes include depression, anxiety, or other mental illness.
Anorexia can lead to slowed growth, low blood pressure and heart rate, brittle bones that break easily from minimal trauma, (such as accidentally bumping into furniture), and even kidney damage. Getting help from professionals from a medical facility in an anorexia treatment centre like PROMIS is the only effective treatment option.
When does Anorexia start?
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that leads to self-starvation. It usually starts in the teenage years, but it can start anytime between childhood and adulthood. The cause of anorexia nervosa is unknown, but some possible causes may include genetic factors and environmental influences. A few traits that are common in people with anorexia nervosa are perfectionism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression.
What Is the Typical Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa?
The disorder, however, can be treated by psychotherapy (talking therapy) coupled with some pharmacological medication.
What Is Nutrition and Diet Management?
Nutrition and diet management are an important part of the treatment for this eating disorder. The person suffering from anorexia will need to learn how to eat properly, including everything from appropriate portion sizes to how to eat without feeling hungry or full.
A registered dietician or nutritionist will work with the person with anorexia to create a meal plan that is tailored to their needs and helps them learn what, when, and how to eat.
The person with anorexia will also need help from a medical professional who specialises in eating disorders.
Family therapy is an integral part of treatment and can help to support the patient’s recovery process by providing information, advice, and coping strategies for both family members and those suffering from the disorder. Families also provide the patient with a sense of hope and support.
Anorexia Treatments Specialists
At PROMIS, we offer a wide variety of treatments for anorexia, including family therapy. Our treatment centre for anorexia also offers mental health services and counselling to both patients and their families.
The Benefits of Getting Anorexia Treatment
Anorexia treatment benefits are numerous. The main benefit is the most obvious, which is weight gain to a healthy level. Anorexics often have a distorted body image, so when they start to put on some pounds, they feel better about themselves. Another benefit is the gain of increased self-esteem and confidence. When an individual starts to see their body changing in a positive way, it helps them start feeling better about themselves.
A final benefit is the opportunity to live a full and healthy life. In many cases, anorexics are too weak or exhausted to participate in activities that they once loved, such as playing sports or general socialising. When they start feeling better, it is often easier for them to participate in every life activities as well as their interests again.
Therapies Used to Treat Anorexia Nervosa
The most common treatments for anorexia nervosa are psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). In addition to these, a number of other therapies have been used with varying degrees of success.
One of the most typical and effective methods is family therapy. Family therapy aims to help families adapt their behaviour and attitudes to better support a person with anorexia nervosa, as well as to provide them with the skills and resources needed to help their loved one recover.
Another therapy is group therapy, which can be conducted in either a day treatment program or residential setting. This type of therapy often involves a group of people in different stages of recovery from anorexia and their loved ones or other family members sharing and helping each other.