Tag: eating disorder treatment

Eating Disorders and Males: Understanding the Problem

While eating disorders are typically associated with young women, you may be surprised to learn that a growing number of individuals with eating disorders today are young men. Prevalence of Eating Disorders in Males Approximately 10% of individuals seeking treatment for eating disorders are male, although a larger number fails to seek treatment.  The National […]

Eating Disorders Treatment: A Variety of Circumstances Can Lead to Binge Eating

Eating disorders come in many forms and can affect people regardless of their age, gender or background. Food and eating-related disorders can stem from various causes, including a distorted body image, societal pressures and other existing mental health issues. Although binge eating may not receive the same publicity as eating disorders such as anorexia or […]

Eating Disorders are Treatable, But Don’t Wait to Get Help

An eating disorder is a mental illness that often includes stark physical manifestations. For instance, those suffering with anorexia tend to become emaciated and bone-thin; whereas bulimics can actually maintain or even gain weight. This is largely due to the binge eating habits of bulimics, which usually involves a massive caloric intake that is then […]

Eating Disorder Treatment Involves Changing Behavior Patterns

Although there are differences between the eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, they do share some of the same characteristics. Among other similarities, individuals who suffer with these disorders generally have an unfavorable view of their own bodies. The fear of becoming overweight or the perception that one is overweight — even if they […]

Mental Health Treatment Centers Offer a Wide Variety of Services

Over 45 million Americans have some form of mental illness. Roughly 25 percent of these individuals have disorders considered to be serious, according to a recent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) study. With the number of Americans suffering from mental illness and substance abuse problems on the rise, caregivers and treatment facilities […]