& Conditions

& Conditions

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening brain-based illnesses that affect physical, psychological and social functioning. They affect people of all ages, genders, sexuality, shapes, sizes, religions, ethnicities and socioeconomic statuses. As a field, we don’t know exactly what causes eating disorders, but we do know that with early and rapid intervention, full recovery is possible!

We treat clients with all clinical eating disorder diagnoses including:

Research shows that the shorter the length of illness and the more rapid the intervention, the better the outcomes. We are eager to prevent a full-on eating disorder whenever possible and are advocates of prevention, early detection and quick intervention to reverse consequences of malnutrition before they worsen.

Other Conditions

Eating Disorder Warning Signs

  • Changes in your child’s growth curve (weight loss or failure to gain weight annually)

  • Sudden interest in eating “healthy,” going on a diet or becoming vegetarian/vegan

  • Skipping meals, counting calories or eliminating/restricting foods or food groups they used to enjoy

  • Decreased appetite and getting full from less food than usual

  • Eating smaller portions, taking a long time to eat, taking tiny bites, picking food apart

  • Belly pain and/or nausea that make it hard to eat

  • Increased attention to or distress about weight, body shape/size

  • Overly focused on food, weight, body image or movement

  • Excessive, secretive or compensatory exercise

  • Guilt associated with eating or missed exercise

  • Increased anxiety, sadness, rigidity, moodiness

  • Low heart rate and/or blood pressure

  • Dizziness, headaches, fatigue

  • Irregular menstrual cycles (natal females)

  • Inability to eat more or gain weight despite parental attempts or clinical recommendations

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