Offering comprehensive and compassionate anorexia treatment in Toledo, Ohio
What is Anorexia?
Anorexia nervosa is a serious mental illness characterized by significant weight loss; difficulties maintaining appropriate body weight and, for some, body dysmorphia. At any given time, anorexia nervosa will affect 0.3-0.4% of young women and 0.1% of young men, and it has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. For these reasons, treating anorexia nervosa is extremely important.
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), the following are present in all diagnosed cases of anorexia:
Although all the above criteria may not be met, a serious eating disorder may still be present and anorexia treatment may still be necessary.
Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare’s AVP of Clinical Services, Kate Fisch, LCSW, discusses anorexia and how Toledo Center approaches treatment.
Signs and Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa
You can’t tell if someone is struggling with anorexia just by looking at them; individuals won’t necessarily be underweight or emaciated if they have the disorder. If you believe you or a loved one may need anorexia treatment, consultation and a diagnosis still need to follow. Symptoms of anorexia nervosa vary on the length and severity of the disorder, and may include the following:
Health Consequences of Anorexia Nervosa
If you’re wondering, “why is anorexia treatment important?” There are several reasons. Anorexia can seriously damage your body, as it takes a greater physical toll than most other mental health conditions, which is why it’s vital to get anorexia medical treatment. Some of the anorexia nervosa health risks include:
Due to the severity of anorexia nervosa health risks, it’s vital to seek anorexia medical treatment at a center like Toledo Center in Ohio if you or a loved one is struggling. Additionally, since some anorexia symptoms are like those of bulimia, we also offer bulimia treatment.
Anorexia Therapy at Toledo Center
Anorexia can be severe, and even deadly. Without anorexia treatment, between 5-20% of individuals with anorexia will die from the condition. With anorexia treatment the number decreases to 2-3%. At Toledo Center, we provide individualized treatments for anorexia designed to meet the specific needs of each client. The types of anorexia therapy we offer include:
Anorexia Treatment Options
Our highly skilled clinicians work closely with each client to design an anorexia nervosa treatment plan based on an initial assessment. They then apply that anorexia nervosa treatment plan within the framework of evidence-based anorexia therapy methods. Clients play a vital role in helping set realistic treatment goals that will help them address the underlying issues of their eating disorder. Our anorexia treatment options and treatment programs include:
Our treatments for anorexia also include a Family Education and Coaching Program.
If you or a loved one is suffering from anorexia, we offer several anorexia treatment options. Contact us today at 419-885-8800 or fill out our contact form