Offering comprehensive and compassionate anorexia treatment in Southern California
What Is Anorexia?
Anorexia is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and massive weight loss. Anorexia nervosa symptoms can be severe and, in some cases, deadly. Without comprehensive therapy and treatment, between 5-20% of individuals with anorexia will die. With eating disorder treatment, this number decreases to 2-3%. Typically, anorexia appears in early to mid-adolescence, and it disproportionately affects women.
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Anorexia Symptoms and Warning Signs
Due to the severity of anorexia symptoms and the possibility for anorexia complications, experts have found that prompt intensive anorexia therapy significantly improves the chances of recovery. Therefore, it’s vital to be aware of the warning signs and seek anorexia therapy at an anorexia treatment center like Shoreline in Southern California.
Overview of Anorexia Nervosa
Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare’s AVP of Clinical Services, Kate Fisch, LCSW, discusses anorexia and how Shoreline approaches treatment.
Health Consequences of Anorexia Nervosa
Due to the characteristics of anorexia, including self-starvation, the body is denied the essential nutrients it needs to function normally. Thus, the body is forced to slow down all its processes to conserve energy, resulting in serious medical consequences. Some of the anorexia nervosa health risks include:
The Importance of Anorexia Therapy
Our experienced and compassionate clinicians at our anorexia treatment center in Orange County, CA, work closely with each client to create an individualized treatment plan based on their needs. Each client plays a vital role in their anorexia nervosa treatment by setting realistic treatment goals that will address the underlying issues of their disorder. To ensure that our anorexia treatment center clients have the best chance at recovery, their treatments for anorexia include various evidence-based and experiential therapies.
Anorexia Treatment Options at Shoreline
At our anorexia treatment center in Orange County, CA, we offer several anorexia nervosa treatment programs based on where each client is at in their recovery. Our anorexia treatment options include: