Eating Disorder Residential Treatment for Adults

Eating Disorders are an extremely serious and dangerous mental illness. They are one of the deadliest mental health disorders, second only to opioid overdoses. And an estimated 28.8 million Americans will have an eating disorder in their lifetime. Unfortunately, like many other mental illnesses, having an eating disorder is highly stigmatized and that stigma may deter an individual from seeking the treatment they need.

If you or a loved one are suffering from an eating disorder, there is help. Whether you are seeking out treatment for the first time, or your current treatment plan isn’t working there are options available. Lindner Center of HOPE offers options for a variety of mental health disorders, including eating disorders. This guide will help you to understand eating disorders, residential treatment, and provide you with information to help you take the next steps forward.

What is An Eating Disorder?

An eating disorder is a severe mental health disorder that is categorized by major disturbances to a person’s eating or exercise habits. There are many different kinds of eating disorders all with different symptoms.

  • Anorexia Nervosa: Anorexia nervosa is a condition in which the affected avoids eating altogether or severely restricts their food intake. Anorexia is very serious and can lead to infertility, brain damage, or even organ failure.
  • Bulimia Nervosa: Bulimia nervosa is a condition in which the affected eats a large amount of food, or “binges”, only to “purge” by vomiting, laxative use, excessive exercise, or other methods. Bulimia can cause extreme inflammation of the throat from vomiting, swelling of the glands, electrolyte imbalance, and other severe medical issues.
  • Binge Eating Disorder: An individual who suffers from binge eating disorder eats large amounts of food in a relatively short amount of time however they do not purge. Binge eating disorder can cause many physical health issues, sufferers of binge eating disorder are often obese or overweight and the social stigma may cause them not to seek the help they need.

When is Residential Treatment the Best Option?

Eating disorders are a complex issue that often go hand in hand with other physical and mental health conditions. A recent survey of people struggling with an eating disorder revealed that over 70% had at least one other comorbid disorder, making it one of the most common co-occurring disorders. The underlying causes of an eating disorder may be psychological, physical, or both and therefore treatment must address all aspects in order to achieve successful results.

Residential treatment for an eating disorder can be beneficial for some individuals; however, it is not a one-size-fits-all solution. For those with mild to moderate eating disorders, outpatient care may be more effective because it provides access to the same level of health care while allowing individuals to remain connected to their family and friends.

Eating disorders can present in a variety of ways, and symptoms can vary from individual to individual. The best course of action is to consult with your doctor or medical provider about what treatment plan would be best for you.

What is Residential Treatment for Eating Disorders?

Residential treatment is a form of specialized care for individuals with eating disorders. It involves an individual staying in an eating disorder treatment center or facility and receiving 24-hour medical and psychological care, along with nutritional guidance. The goal of residential treatment is to help the individual gain control over their eating disorder and create lasting changes.

Treatment typically includes psychotherapy, meal planning with nutritional therapy, regular weigh-ins and physical activity, as well as other interventions tailored to meet the patient’s needs. Treatment typically takes place over several weeks, or even months depending on the individual’s progress.

Still Have Questions?

If you or your loved one is in crisis, call 911 right away.

Lindner Center of HOPE offers comprehensive care with evidence based treatment in a home like setting. If you still have questions we are here to help you with all your needs. Take charge of your mental health today.

About Lindner Center of HOPE

At Lindner Center of HOPE we focus on evidence based treatment and offer exceptional personal care. Our residence based treatment at Lindner Center of HOPE offers individuals a comfortable and home-like setting to confront their bipolar disorder and work towards an appropriate treatment plan. 

Seeking out information about residential treatment is the first step. If you’re on this page you’ve taken that step, let us help you take the next one. 

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brunette-young-woman“I felt important being a patient here. The staff really let me know that they cared about me and cared about what is to become of me. Everyone was very sweet and encouraged participation. I’m glad I was transferred here over other places. It was more helpful than I had expected.”
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orange-t-shirt-man“The staff was phenomenal during my stay. As a team, we were able to find the right combination of medications and counseling to help with both my physical symptoms and becoming more in tune with my emotions. I would strongly recommend the Center to anyone struggling with an addiction (whether it be substance abuse or an Eating Disorder), depression, anxiety or any other mental illness. My time spent here almost didn’t feel like a hospital stay, but rather an open atmosphere to voice my opinions and seek the help that I needed.”

– Lindner Center of HOPE former resident


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