- Author Noah Hall
- Published April 22, 2012
- Word count 371
Humans suffer from a myriad of health disorders and medical conditions. While animals also go through similar states of health humans, being a little more complicated, tend to suffer from certain disorders that are unique to them. We’re talking about eating disorders. This often overlooked condition covers several types of eating disorders like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and compulsive eating disorder. If left unchecked and untreated, it can snowball out of control and lead to complications that finally result in death.
Thankfully, there are eating disorder centers whose sole mission is to help patients of this condition recover and lead healthy lives. They factor in triggers that caused patients to slip down this destructive path and help them deal with stressful situations that could cause them to develop eating disorders. Therapy can take many forms using music, recreation and art to help sufferers recover. Those under the influence of such disorders can choose to seek help either as outpatients or inpatients, though doctors could require severe cases to undergo constant monitoring.
Most therapies consist of various stages when people seek out eating disorder help. It will start with assessing and charting out a program for patients to follow; identifying triggers; helping patients acknowledge and accept those triggers and causes; helping them discover and learn new ways to deal with their problem and finally, preparing them to face the world once they’re out of therapy and are left on their own.
Some doctors in eating disorder center may also prescribe medicines to help patients. But since heavy dependence on prescription drugs can lead to addiction, it is usually advocated that they aren’t prescribed and that treatment should instead focus on helping patients get through their ordeal through holistic means.
Eating disorder help programs will vary based on the exact type of condition patients are suffering from. Since anorexia, bulimia and binge eating are distinctly different, treatment will differ although certain basics remain the same.
The only sure fire that patients can recover from eating disorders is if they seek help. Professional treatment takes into consideration all that’s needed to cure sufferers which is why it is so important to identify symptoms of such disorders and avail of treatment.