At least 30 million women, men, children, and teens in the United States suffer from an eating disorder, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). Suppose you or your child has an eating disorder, in that case, Crystal Burwell, PhD, LPC, CPCS, BC-TMH, and the team at Dr. Burwell Speaks LLC in Atlanta, Georgia, devises individualized treatment plans that include nutrition advice, behavioral therapies, and medication. To get treatment for your eating disorder, so you can live fully again, call the office or schedule online today.
An eating disorder is a serious and potentially fatal illness that causes a preoccupation with food, weight, and body shape. The most common eating disorders are:
Women, men, and children with eating disorders aren’t making a lifestyle choice. They have a mental health disorder that compels them to restrict or overindulge in food, even though they’re putting their health at risk.
Our bodies need a steady supply of high-quality nutrients to function optimally and regenerate organs and bones. If you have an eating disorder that restricts or eliminates calories, such as anorexia, your body isn’t getting the nutrients it needs. Complications of eating disorders include osteoporosis, suicidal thoughts and behavior, and early death.
If you have anorexia, you may be extremely thin but perceive yourself as fat. Other symptoms include:
Untreated anorexia can lead to brain failure, multi-organ failure, and death.
If you have bulimia, you may be at a normal weight or slightly overweight, but make yourself vomit after you eat. Symptoms include:
You may also become severely dehydrated from the constant vomiting.
Binge eaters tend to be overweight or obese. Symptoms include:
Binge eaters may diet frequently but fail to lose weight.
The knowledgable and compassionate team at Dr. Burwell Speaks, LLC, takes a holistic approach to treating all types of eating disorders.
They customize a treatment plan based on the type of eating disorder, the severity of symptoms, and other co-existing mental health or medical conditions such as anxiety or depression. Treatment plans include:
Take your power back. To get help with eating disorders, contact Dr. Burwell Speaks, LLC. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.