Eating disorder treatment at New Directions Mental Health can help those in our care understand and overcome the underlying causes of disordered eating. Our caring team helps clients explore effective strategies for managing disordered eating behaviors, develop healthy coping skills, and improve their eating habits.
Ready to break free from disordered eating? Call us at 724.374.7414 or reach out to us online to schedule your initial appointment. With the help of our specialists, we can provide life-changing solutions so you can reach a place of lasting healing.
What Is Disordered Eating?
There are many forms that eating disorders can take, including overexercising, binge eating, and restrictive eating. Often, the episodes of disordered eating last for long periods of time. No matter how long disordered eating patterns occur, these types of concerns can have a highly negative impact on both your physical and mental health. Disordered eating can have a wide range of causes and presentations, but all forms of disordered eating can be addressed with the help of mental health care professionals.
Some of the most common forms of eating disorders include:
- Anorexia nervosa
- Bulimia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (AFRID)
Anorexia nervosa, also called anorexia, is an eating disorder in which people severely restrict their food intake to maintain a low body weight. Those who have anorexia become so fixated on maintaining an unrealistic body image that they may become dangerously thin. People with anorexia might feel intense fear and anxiety about gaining weight. Any extreme nutrient restriction or deficit can have devastating physical effects, and the distorted body image accompanying these behaviors can have devastating mental effects.
From Our Clients
“During this challenging time they are a wonderful team comprised of caring therapists and prescribers who are able to help those in need.” – Lisa
Types of Eating Disorder Treatment
How do we treat anorexia at New Directions Mental Health? Our approach includes:
It’s possible to break harmful patterns of thought and behavior through psychotherapy. This approach involves looking at the underlying causes of disordered eating and developing healthier coping strategies. Group therapy is one of the most powerful forms of treatment for eating disorders, as it enables individuals to share their experiences in a supportive and understanding environment.
Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications can both be used to treat eating disorders. These medications can help address depression, anxiety, or any other mental health concerns related to disordered eating.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy
TMS therapy is an FDA-approved depression treatment. TMS can help with mood-related symptoms underlying disordered eating patterns, particularly in cases where medications have not been effective.
How Eating Disorder Treatment Can Help
With the treatment program, people with anorexia can make significant strides toward recovery, such as increasing self-esteem and stabilizing weight. Benefits of our eating disorders services can include:
- Improved physical health
- Improved body image
- More balanced eating habits
- Increased awareness of anorexic harmful behavior and thoughts
- Improved relationships with family and friends
- Greater ability to manage anxiety or fear related to food, body image, and appearance
Every step of the way, our team of therapists, dietitians, and psychiatrists provide the support needed to help you or your loved one overcome disordered eating.
Contact New Directions Mental Health for Eating Disorder Treatment in Pennsylvania
At New Directions Mental Health, we are dedicated to helping people in our communities access life-changing mental health care. If disordered eating has impacted your life, we can provide effective, personalized treatment services that are right for you. Call us today at 724.374.7414 to learn more about our high-quality mental health care services.