Eating disorders are serious psychological illnesses defined by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the point of physical and mental deterioration.
Eating disorders are often coping mechanisms for more complex issues that individuals have trouble properly managing. Through exerting absolute control through food intake/output, an individual with an eating disorder often feels as though he or she has more control over more unmanageable aspects of life.
Despite the common misconception that eating disorders are solely reserved for adolescent women, individuals of all ages and both genders can and do develop eating disorders. In fact, up to 24 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder) in the U.S.
In 2005, AiR created its Family Empowerment Model for non- confrontative intervention eating disorders. This service is highly unique and delicate and is a model that has become an industry standard. We utilize this form of intervention with our families and see remarkable change take shape within the family system.
Our Eating Disorder Intervention process provides the following:
- Education for the family around eating disorders and treatment
- Empowering families to develop a plan of action to help the loved one
- Intervention meeting and six months of on-going clinical support
Our eating disorder specialist will meet with you and your family to find the best options for you and work with you to get your loved one the help they need.
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness and demand the proper treatment. Don’t wait until it’s too late, please call us today to get help.
For more information on Eating Disorders, please visit: www.nationaleatingdisorders.org