One of the most common questions that many parents ask when they first come to talk to use here at the Center for Discovery is about the success rate of eating disorder centers. So many parents bring their child into a center such as ours expecting a miracle and then are disappointed when they find out that there are no miracle cures.
In order for eating disorder centers to be successful working with your child and helping them to overcome their particular disorder, it is going to take a combined effort. Not only is your child going to have to be willing to work with the counselors in our centers, so is the rest of your family. Helping your child to overcome an eating disorder can be a long and protracted undertaking and everyone in your family is going to have to be willing to help.
There are many different signs that your child might need to be admitted to an eating disorder center. One mistake that many of today’s parents make is that they think of eating disorders only as those that involve their children losing weight such as anorexia or bulimia, if you see your child doing the opposite and gaining weight to the point of excess, your child may have an eating disorder as well.
Before you make any type of decision regarding whether or not your child needs to be treated at an eating disorder center such as the Center for Discovery, you need to take your child to see your family physician. He may run a series of tests or he may recommend that your child be seen by a specialist. It will be up to the specialist to help you decide what level of treatment is likely to be the best choice for your child and in many cases it will not involve inpatient treatment.
Teens face pressures we could only imagine, making them vulnerable to eating any number of disorders and abuse problems. Teenage eating disorders bring with them special needs that need to be considered when treatment is sought. Treatment that is directed at teens has been found to be much more effective and successful and offers your child the greatest chance of success when trying to overcome their eating disorders.
Many teens also face a dual diagnosis, meaning that a substance abuse problem may accompany their eating disorder. Programs designed for teens should take this under consideration and also allow for other disorders to be treated at the same time. At Center for Discovery we focus on teenage eating disorders and all their special challenges, we offer a residential program specially designed for teens to help them recover and go on to live healthy happy lives.
By the time most parents and teens get to the point of seeking residential treatment for eating disorders it has become an emotional process that can be extremely difficult for everyone involved. At Center for Discovery we understand and recognized this difficulty and strive to make the admissions process as uncomplicated as possible for you and your child.
Your first step will be a consultation with a skilled intake professional that can help you determine if our residential care is right for you child, or direct you in the right direction if not. We can help you set up financial arrangements for your child’s treatment for eating disorder starting with your insurance providers.
Finally we will need medical records from your child’s doctor to ensure that your child is receiving the appropriate level of care. Once all of this is completed then we are free to complete the admissions process for your child. Please visit our site at Center for Discovery to get in touch with our intake professionals and get the process started.
Anorexia has become a growing problem in our society and it presents a serious danger to teens and adults that must be quickly addressed. In many cases the only way to help a person with anorexia is to choose one of the many eating disorder centers that are available for treatment. Sadly most people that have anorexia or another eating disorder do not get diagnosed until the eating disorder has done considerable damage to them. By this time going into residential treatment may be the only way to stop the damage and bring the person back to a medical safe place as they work on their disorder.
Eating disorder centers can help your child get back on the right track and start taking care of their bodies even as they teach them why they have this disorder and how to recover from it. Visit us at Center for Discovery for more information about eating disorders and what to do when your child has one.
Placing your child in an eating disorder center for adults can be a mistake, here your child will not find everything they need to help them with recovery, like they will in an eating disorder center that is designed for adolescents. Teenage eating disorders are treated somewhat differently for a variety of different reasons, not the least of which is that a teenager perceives the world in a much different way than does an adult.
Teenagers are often ruled by their emotions, which can be quite strong, irrational and overwhelming. Part of overcoming teenage eating disorders is help teens understand and manage these strong feelings. Teens may also need more education on how to manage their eating disorder, peer pressure as well as family dynamics can make it difficult to stay free of old and damaging patterns, teaching teens how to make healthy choices can aid them in being healthy. Visit us at Center for Discovery to learn more about our program for teens.
Has your child had treatment for eating disorders only to relapse? Is their situation getting more and more concerning by the day leaving you to feel like you do not know where to turn? If so it might be time to consider an inpatient eating disorder treatment, this type of treatment is usually reserved for those that are seriously underweight or those that have tried other treatments and had no success.
Inpatient eating disorder treatment works because it removes the child from the environment where the disorder is at its strongest and puts them in a healing environment that is designed to teach them how to be healthy while at the same time help them to be healthy within that environment. With group, individual and family counseling as well as nutritional and exercise counseling this treatment is a bit more intense but offers a safe environment for those that need to recover. The Center for Discovery is a residential treatment center for teens with eating disorders.
When looking for help for eating disorders an important part of the plan will be family therapy, this can be uncomfortable not just for the person with the eating disorder but also for the family of that person. Family therapy is however one of the most important parts of the program since the family is always going to be the first line of support for the child with an eating disorder.
Family therapy will help the family understand how to help the child with an eating disorder and will also teach them the things they need to know to identify the behavior and not enable it. Just as importantly however family therapy can strengthen family ties and build trust offering the child the safety they need when it is time to face the world around them. For more information about help with eating disorders please visit us at Center for Discovery.
When you are looking for help for eating disorders it is important to understand that you have a number of options to choose from. Each of those options is appropriate for a different severity of eating disorder as well as the condition of the person who has the eating disorder, so it is important to have them evaluated before you make a final decision on where they need to be. Therapy is often the first step, and is a good option if the eating disorder has not been going on long or has not caused an extensive amount of damage.
Outpatient treatment at a residential treatment center is another option, with this option the patient spends their day in therapy sessions and education and goes home to their family in the evening. Somewhat more intensive than therapy it is a good option for those that are still medically stable but need more than just therapy. Inpatient residential treatment is also available and is a 24/7 treatment for those that need it. Finally at the extreme there is hospitalization for those that are in medical crisis. To learn more and to get help for eating disorders visit us at Center for Discovery, we offer treatment for adolescents with eating disorders.
If your child suffers from eating disorders it is important to get your child the proper help they need to recover, the long this process takes the harder it can be for them to recover and the more damage an eating disorder can do to their body. Not only is the type of eating disorder center you turn to important, but the type of program you put them in can also be important as well. Be sure to get advice from a few different professionals that are educated in eating disorders and have extensive experience in treating eating disorders in teens.
Eating disorders should be treated in accordance with the severity as well as the damage they have created to your teen’s body, this means that therapy may be appropriate for an early stage eating disorder but for those that are medically unstable hospitalization followed by residential treatment may be appropriate. Center for Discovery is an eating disorder treatment facility that specifically focuses on teenage eating disorders, offering your child the treatment they need by professionals that understand your teen’s unique needs.