Residential Eating Disorder Treatment for Females
When you or someone you love is struggling with an eating disorder, it can be extremely difficult to make the decision to seek treatment. The most important thing to remember is that eating disorders are treatable and every woman and girl deserves the help they need to live a happy, healthy life.
Eating disorders are not a choice. They can affect anyone with any body shape, size, age, weight, or ethnicity. Women and girls who are struggling with eating disorders may not always realize how serious they can be.
Some women and girls with an eating disorder diagnosis may even have mixed feelings about changing their behaviors.
Eating disorders are about much more than food. They are defined by unhealthy behaviors, thoughts, and attitudes surrounding food, eating, body weight, and/or body shape.
At Moriah, we provide more than just treatment. We provide a lifeline. Our programs are fully supported, safe environments for struggling women to feel at home and free to reflect on their issues. The overall well-being of each client is central to us and we want to help them truly realize how important they are.
Our goal is for each woman to leave our program with the tools and knowledge to reclaim their life and focus on happiness and health. We help our clients find the strength that exists within to effect real, lasting change in their lives.
After discharge, we continue to support our clients. We want to provide the resources necessary for today, tomorrow, and for life.
Anorexia is characterized by weight loss (or a lack of appropriate weight gain), a distorted view of weight, and a fear of gaining weight. People struggling with anorexia usually restrict the amount of food they eat, specifically focusing on calories or types of food in some cases.
With binge eating disorder, a person will often eat large amounts of food, larger than what would be considered normal for a period of time. Those dealing with binge eating feel like they can’t stop and afterwards, they may feel shame, guilt, or distress.
Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED) is designed to help cover those who may not meet the strict diagnostic criteria for anorexia or bulimia, but who still have a significant eating disorder. OSFED is just as serious as any other eating disorder.
Those struggling with bulimia eat large amounts of food and then attempt to compensate, through purging behaviors like vomiting and laxatives, in order to prevent weight gain. There is also a feeling of a lack of control over eating as well as concerns about body shape and weight.
Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is an eating disorder that involves limiting the amount and/or type of food eaten. While like anorexia in the sense it is a limitation of intake, ARFID does not include concerns about body shape or size.