Eating Disorders

At least 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the United States (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders). Many people who suffer with eating disorders do not show outward signs, however they experience a number of symptoms that interfere with their quality of life and daily functioning. If you are or a loved one is suffering from an eating disorder (s), these are the following symptoms: overwhelming feeling/emotions, anxiety, perfectionism, strict adherence to diets, hoarding food, secretly binging on food, preoccupation with weight and body image, uncomfortable physical symptoms (i.e. abnormal bowel functioning, mouth sores, menstrual irregularities, fatigue, hair thinning) use of perscription stimulants to suppress appetite, using laxatives or diuretics, and withdrawal from friends and family. Eating disorders can affect people of any age and there is no direct cause of eating disorders. Due to the complex nature of eating disorders, long-term, ongoing care is oftentimes needed. With treatment, 60% of people with eating disorders are able to make full recovery. Schedule an appointment with a PeaceTree clinician who specializes in Eating Disorders to help you with the recovery process. One of our therapists will be able to help you identify, monitor, and change the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors you that may be affecting your eating disorder

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