What Is Anorexia
Anorexia is a condition involving the intentional restriction of food intake. Anorexia is a very serious illness and has one of the highest rates of death of any mental health disorder. Depending on the level of severity of anorexia, a person will be best served by different levels of care. Sometimes, a residential program or an intensive outpatient program is needed to help someone in severe need. Ongoing consultation with a dietician and a physician are often essential when someone is of a dangerously low weight.
Outpatient Therapy For Anorexia
However, in cases of lower severity, such as when someone’s current body weight is not posing an immediate threat to health, outpatient therapy can be a great fit. This is often helpful for those who have completed a more intensive program and wish to transition back either the regular routine of their lives. Treatment usually involves treating multiple struggles that a person with anorexia is experiencing. Common topics that are addressed in treatment include self-esteem, body image, coping strategies, perfectionistic tendencies, family discord, depression, anxiety, and other concerns that typically accompany anorexia.
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