Compassionate, Specialized Residential Assessment and Treatment for Non-Primary Eating Disorders
Mental illness is complicated and often complex, frequently leading to multiple diagnoses. For example, someone struggling with a primary mood disorder and a secondary addiction might also suffer from an eating disorder. Co-morbid mental illness is common. The complexity can make determining the right diagnosis and treatment plan a challenge, especially when an eating disorder is present—disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating can be multi-layered.
At the Sibcy House and Williams House, Lindner Center of HOPE’s premier, residential program, patients complete an individualized, comprehensive and proven residential assessment and treatment for complex mental health issues that may include an eating disorder. Our integrated approach helps kids, teens and adults and their families get and stay on the road to success.
Signs of Eating Disorders
Anyone can have an eating disorder no matter their age, gender or ethnicity. While the symptoms vary quite a bit, general signs include fixations on: food, how an individual’s body looks and their weight. Individuals with an eating disorder often perpetually worry or complain about their body shape and weight loss or gain. Eating habits are under a microscope with obsessive dieting or the other extreme, overeating and bingeing.
Self-image is often tied to how they feel about themselves. After a significant weight gain or loss, they may not recognize how that change has actually impacted their body shape. Rigorous weight control habits can include vomiting, excessive exercise or not eating at all. And patients can be too thin or overweight. (If this sounds familiar for you or someone you know, take the screener.)
Patients who come to the Lindner Center of HOPE have already tried without success, to overcome mental illnesses that may include eating disorders. They’ve probably talked to their doctor and family; expressing their frustration when nothing sticks long-term.
Their health habits bounce around. They don’t have a reliable path focusing on all aspects including their eating habits, internal make-up and environment and, potentially any undiagnosed co-occurring disorders. They may feel desperate and without viable options, after a stint in the hospital.
Expert, Compassionate Residential Assessment and Treatment
Our multi-disciplinary approach begins with a thorough and detailed assessment by a licensed therapist. When an eating disorder is diagnosed, consultation from a Lindner Center of HOPE Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorder Program team member is available. From day one, we also consider relevant stakeholders and family members as part of the team; interviewing those individuals to obtain a full picture.
Our remarkable clinical team seeks to discern and understand all the layers to find the correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment path. This includes providing recommendations for addressing the patient’s eating disorder as part of the solution.
Diagnosis is not about speed, it’s about getting it right.
Our disciplined and compassionate approach integrates psychiatric management, psychotherapy, nutritional services and family engagement throughout. Experienced and board certified clinicians offer the knowledge, compassion and proven treatment recommendations to support the patient throughout the process. With education as a core component, we provide the patient and family with tools and support to sustain success at home.
Handling the financial implications of an eating disorder can be difficult. Our financial counselors can help you discuss and determine payment arrangements. Payment is discretely arranged on a private-pay basis.
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