Eating disorders are serious, and can be fatal. Don’t let you or your loved one become another statistic. Find effective eating disorder treatment today by calling American Addiction Centers at 800-890-1956.
Yes. Eating disorders are recognized as mental illnesses, and they can be overcome through proper eating disorder treatment by trained professionals. Eating disorders affect both men and women of all ages, though women are the most affected and puberty is the typical onset. Still, some of the sharpest increases in eating disorder cases are now coming from those who don’t fit the “typical” profile, such as children under 12 and adults over the age of 45. And for middle-aged adults, an eating disorder may seem to outsiders like a desire to simply “get in shape.” But for those with anxiety or low self-esteem, this new commitment to fitness can go too far.
Eating disorders are the deadliest mental illness. Anorexia nervosa, a condition in which a person starves themselves, also starves the body of essential nutrients, potentially causing liver or kidney failure. Bulimia nervosa, which involves cycles of binging and purging, can cause severe damage to the mouth, stomach and esophagus. This leads to tooth decay, peptic ulcers or gastric and esophageal ruptures.
Eating disorders require professional treatment, and early intervention is key. Doctors should screen patients for eating disorders, and work closely with parents of children battling these disorders to provide individualized treatment.
The earlier an eating disorder is detected and treated, the higher the success rate in achieving long-term recovery. At American Addiction Centers, we work to identify, assess and treat the underlying causes that led to the disease so the entirety of a patient can healthily move forward. Our programs are customized and comprehensive for complete lifestyle transformation.
No matter your insurance, be it Cigna, Aetna, Humana, Blue Cross / Blue Shield (BCBS), Assurant, Unicare, United Health Care, Anthem, Carefirst, Asuris Northwest Health, Golden Rule, Celtic Insurance, Fortis, Health Net, Kaiser, Vista, Shelter, Wellpoint, Tri Care, Accordia or even Medicare, and state insurance — we can help you find Eating Disorder Treatment. We also offer many affordable self pay options as well as luxury drug rehab.