Anorexia Nervosa Treatment and Recovery: A Guide

Anorexia Nervosa Treatment and Recovery: A Guide

If you are struggling with Anorexia Nervosa, please read this post. . You are not alone. Extreme weight loss, food obsession, and fear of weight gain are all hallmarks of the illness. The good news is that treatment and recovery are attainable.

Anorexia nervosa is a serious medical and mental health condition that can be life-threatening without treatment. Anorexics experience denial, obsession with body image issues which makes them more likely to restrict food intake than what’s considered healthy for weight loss; this continues until there isn’t enough nutrients or calories left in one’s system leading to dangerous complications such as muscle wasting (loss) if not treated immediately

A new study finds the survival rate among adults diagnosed with an eating disorder has increased over time – but only up till now because researchers see less awareness surrounding these disorders today compared to even ten years ago, which is why it’s essential to seek treatment early.

The eating disorder study, published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders found that between 1960 and 2007, there was a nearly 100 percent increase in mortality rates among people with anorexia nervosa who were treated at psychiatric hospitals; however, researchers attributed this rising rate not only due to under-recognition of eating disorders but also due to the difference in treatment over time.

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People with anorexia nervosa are still at risk for dying from medical complications even if they receive prompt psychiatric care, according to study co-author Dr. Cynthia Bulik, professor and founding director of the University of North Carolina Eating Disorders Program.

Anorexia nervosa is a serious eating disorder that can cause many health and behavioral issues, including low self-esteem. If you or someone close to could be experiencing anorexic symptoms, there are several warning signs to look out for: 

  1. Obsessive thoughts about weight/weight loss leading up to the bingeing episode (e.g., “I’ve got this great idea tomorrow morning”)
  2. Decreased appetite with decreased food intake
  3. Hoarding uneaten foods
  4. Emotional distress due to fear of gaining fat
  5. Eating very little but still regulating how much they eat
  6. Extremely preoccupied with food and calories.

Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa includes psychotherapy, nutritional counseling, family therapy; medication may also be needed to treat any co-occurring disorders or medical conditions that arise from malnutrition, such as osteoporosis (loss of bone density).

Anorexia is a serious disease, but with the proper care, it can be beaten. If you are struggling with Anorexia Nervosa there is hope for recovery, ask your doctor about an eating disorder specialist today.

What are the symptoms of Anorexia?

When it comes to an understanding the signs and symptoms of Anorexia, be aware that these will vary from person to person. However, there are some common medical issues people might face as they struggle with this mental illness, such as:

  • A low appetite or refusal by their body weight; A refusing food even while feeling hungry because it leads them towards becoming fat instead (this can lead someone down a dangerous path)
  • Not getting enough sleep due in part to not wanting calories ingested during waking hours count against one’s daily caloric intake goal
  • Having mood swings where everything seems hopeless and life isn’t worth living.

For extreme cases of anorexia nervosa, the first step is weight restoration and medical/psychiatric stabilization. Patients will be under constant nursing supervision with round-the-clock care provided by nurses to help them get back on their feet before transitioning into less intensive levels of treatment for those who no longer need such close monitoring.

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It’s hard to go through the process of eating disorder recovery without help. Thankfully, some organizations assist those who find themselves struggling with this type of illness and want an alternate way out other than just waiting until their symptoms get worse over time, or wishful thinking doesn’t work anymore!

It can be difficult coming up against your internal struggle by yourself, but don’t worry because we’re here at Springsource Psychological Center, offering assistance in all aspects, including how you manage food intake to avoid leading down any dangerous paths.

We know how it feels to have an eating disorder. At Springsource Psychological Center, we want you or your loved one to get the help they need so that together with our specialized treatment programs for every individual–we can make their life better than ever before!

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