Florida Eating Disorder Treatment
The eating disorder program at Synergy is a designed treatment program that includes assessments and treatments addressing dietary and nutritional issues as well as issues of denial and powerlessness, and loss of control.
Patients also work on chemical dependency issues or other psychiatric disorders in conjunction with their continued focus on the eating disorder. Our clinical staff works closely with our multidisciplinary treatment team at Synergy to achieve a positive synergistic outcome.
Our long history of achieving successful outcomes is partially attributable to the intimate setting we have created by design. By treating a maximum of five clients at a time with a very high staff to client ratio, we are able to give maximum support by closely monitoring each individual client and adjusting their treatment regimen as we assess how they are responding to it.
Goals of Synergy’s Eating Disorder Treatment Program in South Florida
- Regain balance of body, mind and spirit
- To confront shame and guilt while accepting personal powerlessness
- Develop insight into how other issues interplay with the eating disorder itself
- Develop bonding with other individuals going through the same recovery process
Eating Disorders, Warnings, Signs and Self-Assessment
Here are some of the common warning signs that indicate that a person may be suffering from anorexia. The person: Is thin and keeps getting thinner, losing 15% or more of her ideal body weight. Continues to diet or restrict foods even though she is not overweight. Has a distorted body image-feels fat even when she is thin.
- Is preoccupied with food, calories, nutrition, or cooking.
- Exercises obsessively.
- Weighs herself frequently.
- Complains about feeling bloated or nauseated even when she eats normal-or less than normal-amounts of food.
- Loses her hair or begins to experience thinning hair.
Here are some of the common warning signs that a person may be suffering from bulimia. The person:
- Engages in binge eating and cannot voluntarily stop.
- Uses the bathroom frequently after meals.
- Experiences frequent fluctuations in weight.
- Cannot voluntarily stop eating.
People with compulsive eating disorder feel unable to stop eating, eat very fast, eat when they’re not hungry, eat only when alone, or eat nearly non-stop throughout the day. Compulsive eaters often over-indulge in sugary foods and use them in an attempt to elevate their mood. When they don’t eat the foods they crave, they often experience severe withdrawal symptoms.
Binge Eating Disorder
Here are some of the common warning signs that suggest a person may be suffering from binge eating disorder. The person:
- Eats large amounts of food when not physically hungry.
- Eats much more rapidly than normal.
- Often eats alone because of shame or embarrassment.
- Has feelings of depression, disgust, or guilt after eating.