Anorexia is more complicated than many people think. You wish you could “just eat.” Stop hating what you see in the mirror. Have a peaceful relationship with food.
But that just doesn’t feel possible for you. Maybe for other people, but you – well, you can’t imagine getting through the day without restricting. Food makes you anxious, and restriction is the only thing that seems to calm your mind.
You deserve a fuller life. Freedom to think about things other than food. Peace from this constant battle with yourself. Recovery is possible for you, too.
Anorexia nervosa is characterized by extreme food restriction and an intense fear of weight gain. Signs include:
individuals in the United States alone will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives.
individuals with an eating disorder is male.
of individuals with eating disorders need a higher level of care in order to recover from their eating disorder.
Anorexia can have severe medical and psychological consequences if left untreated. If you or a loved one are struggling with anorexia, don’t wait to reach out for help. The earlier anorexia is treated, the better the outcomes tend to be.
At The Emily Program, we work with you to create an individualized care plan so you or your child get the right treatment at the right time. We offer a full continuum of care, residential, partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP), outpatient, and virtual programs for children, adolescents, and adults. This allows us to provide best-in-class care and support throughout your recovery journey, even as your needs change.
Our treatment programs focus on real-life skills, including hands-on nutrition and culinary experiences that you can take with you for lasting recovery. We encourage family involvement and offer family-based therapy and educational support for children and adolescents.