Eating Disorders

Living in a society obsessed with being thin, dieting, and extreme exercise, you may have difficulty recognizing that your thoughts or behaviors relating to food have become detrimental to your health and happiness.

An eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder may have become a means of expressing control over the chaos swirling around you. Or an eating disorder may have developed to cope with symptoms of another mental health disorder, such as borderline personality disorder (BPD), substance abuse and addiction, or bipolar disorder.

In the U.S. alone, approximately 28.8 million people will have an eating disorder sometime in their lives, and 35- 57% of adolescent girls will engage in potentially dangerous weight-loss activities. Eating disorders are very serious, complex mental illnesses that impact both physical and mental health, and left untreated, they can be fatal.

At Clearview Treatment Programs, we address unhealthy relationships with food as well as the underlying issues that cause eating disorders.

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What Does an Eating Disorder Look Like?

Possible contributors to the onset of eating disorders include genetics, mental health disorders, and other social or psychological factors. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.
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Treating Eating Disorders

While often challenging to overcome, eating disorders are treatable. At Clearview, clients can gain a greater sense of self, return to healthier eating habits, and reverse the damage caused by disordered eating.

Eating disorders frequently co-occur with other mental disorders such as depression, substance abuse and addiction, anxiety, or borderline personality disorder (BPD). With co-occurring conditions, it’s vital to get treatment for both the eating disorder as well as the mental health disorder to ensure lasting recovery.

At Clearview, we understand what clients are going through and specialize in helping them regain a sense of self, while improving their overall health. Our nutrition experts, eating disorder therapists, and onsite chef all contribute to tailored treatment plans to meet the needs of each client.

Eating Disorder FAQs

The American Journal of Psychiatry reports that eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, although there is a large variance in the reported number of deaths caused by eating disorders due to the fact that those suffering from eating disorders ultimately die of heart failure, organ failure, malnutrition, or suicide. Commonly the medical complications of death are reported rather than the eating disorder.
The nearly 25 million people in the United States struggling with an eating disorder do, indeed, include men. In fact, men make up 10-15% of the anorexia and bulimia cases, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. While men do struggle with eating disorders, they are also the least likely to seek treatment due to the gender stereotypes and stigma.

With over 20 years of proven experience, Clearview can put you or your loved one on the path to recovery from an eating disorder.

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