Where to Turn for Eating Disorder Help
When your child has been diagnosed with an eating disorder, your first reaction is most likely one of disbelief. No one wants to believe that the child they have spent so many years feeding and nurturing could have this disease. Following this the reality sets in that you are going to have to find the right type of eating disorder help for your child to ensure that they can recover from their disorder and get back to leading a healthy life.
The first person you should ask about finding eating disorder help for your child is the doctor who made the original diagnosis. In many cases your family doctor is going to recommend an eating disorder specialist to you as a starting point. If this specialist feels that your child needs further help such as an inpatient treatment facility, he should be able to recommend one to you.
If you need more information about finding the right eating disorder help for your child, please visit us at the Center for Discovery.
Getting You Child the Eating Disorder Help They Need
Perhaps you have noticed that your child is skipping too many meals, or goes straight from the table to the bathroom. Or perhaps the opposite is the case and your child never seems to stop eating. They come home from school, grab a huge snack and then eat dinner. After dinner another snack and they keep packing on more weight. For either type of eating disorder, help is only a phone call away.
Your first call should be to your family doctor so that your child can be properly diagnosed. This diagnosis will help you find the right eating disorder help for them. Depending on the severity of their eating disorder, they may be suitable for an outpatient treatment program. If their disease has progressed in severity, they may need to be placed in an inpatient treatment program where they can learn to overcome their disease in a safe environment.
At the Center for Discovery your child will the eating disorder help they need to overcome their disease and go on to lead a happy healthy life.