The Benefits of Residential Eating Disorder Treatment
Eating disorders are on the rise in the United States, and the physical damage it does to the men and women who suffer from them can be extensive. Of the 8 million Americans living with anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders, many have serious health problems and mental health that require immediate residential eating disorder treatment. At an inpatient facility, the individual can receive the medical care and psychological mental health therapy required to reverse or slow the physical damage and give them the tools to develop a functional relationship with food so that the eating disorder behaviors do not continue.
A number of residential eating disorder treatment centers are available around the country to assist you in healing from bulimia, binging disorders and anorexia. Online research is one way to discover what is out there in terms of treatment and find out what you have to choose from. Another way is to call the number listed above. We can answer your questions about inpatient eating disorder treatment, outpatient eating disorder treatment, eating disorder therapy, eating disorder group sessions and other options for treatment. Call us now for more information.
Anorexia is a very common eating disorder, whereby the individual views themselves as overweight and strives for impossible standards that their body was not built to achieve. They starve themselves, eating far fewer calories than is medically necessary to support proper body function and deprive themselves of nutrients in the process. Their low self esteem tells them that they are never thin enough no matter how much weight they lose or how ill they become. The resulting malnourishment can ultimately put the individual in the hospital with serious physical health issues – in the worst cases, it can be deadly.
Residential eating disorder treatment may not be able to reverse the physical damage and health problems that developed as a result of long-term anorexia, but it can slow or stop the damage from continuing. Medical care combined with psychological therapy can help create a new and positive relationship with food and self.
Bulimia is another common eating disorders that will benefit from a residential eating disorder treatment program. The same goal of impossible thinness based on self esteem and a skewed self view drives bulimia much like anorexia. Rather than starving oneself, the individual is more likely to binge and purge on a regular basis, eating large amounts of their favorite foods and then purging after the binge is over. Physical ailments and medical problems result due to malnutrition and too few calories to support proper brain and body function. Additionally, the stomach acids that come with purging can coat the esophagus and teeth and cause a host of problems. Residential eating disorder treatment can offer the individual a chance to stop the damage caused by bulimia and start learning how to live without the feelings of guilt that come with eating.
The Costs of Residential Eating Disorder Treatment
Residential eating disorder treatment centers costs are intimidating to many people. A number of individuals who would benefit from inpatient treatment don’t seek it out because they fear they will be unable to pay the bill. Costing between $5000 and $10,000 a month, residential eating disorder treatment centers can be pricey, but there are financial options to assist you. Part of the bill may be covered by your health insurance policy, for example. What’s leftover may be lowered by sliding scale rates based on your income and the number of people in your family supported by that income. In other cases, you can opt for financing which allows you to pay for your treatment slowly over time. In the long run, you’ll save yourself money – the medical bills associated with eating disorder related medical problems is exponentially larger than any residential eating disorder treatment costs.
If you would like to find out more about your options in residential eating disorder treatment, contact us at the number above today.