What Is An Eating Disorder?
An eating disorder is marked by extremes. A person of any age, male or female, with an eating disorder experiences severe disturbances in eating behavior, such as dramatic calorie reduction, purging behaviors, uncontrollable overeating, and/or unrelenting distress about body weight and shape. The Emily Program treats all types of eating disorders. Take our self-assessment quiz to see if it’s time to contact us for real help or call 1-888-EMILY-77 (1-888-364-5977) today.
Eating Disorders Are Serious Illnesses
Eating disorders are real, serious, complex illnesses that cause severe harm, and can be deadly. Like schizophrenia or diabetes, eating disorders are not a choice, fad, or phase. Eating disorders are also more prevalent than many people realize, and they rarely resolve on their own. Fortunately, they are treatable. The Emily Program provides personalized treatment plans that help each person on the path to recovery.
Types of eating disorders
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V) recognizes four kinds of eating disorders:
In addition, people may struggle with food in ways that resemble more than one of the DSM-V types of eating disorders or they may present symptoms not defined in the DSM-V categories. These are called Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED), and The Emily Program treats these as well.
Start Your Journey To Recovery Now
Ready to start your journey to recovery? Use our online form to schedule an eating disorder assessment or call 1-888-EMILY-77 (1-888-364-5977). At The Emily Program, find help. And hope.