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Women's
Eating Disorders

Women's Eating Disorders

Family Guide


At Center For Discovery, we have been helping women with eating disorders recover for over years. Center For Discovery provides residential treatment for women, 18 and over, struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating and other disordered eating. The information on this page is designed to provide some suggestions to the families of women with eating disorders. These suggestions are designed to help family members provide and maintain a supportive environment. These suggestions are not, nor should they be considered, a form of treatment. Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and other eating disorders are severe illnesses and it is important to seek professional treatment from an eating disorder specialist. An eating disorder specialist can help your loved one on their road to full recovery. Remember that eating disorders are serious illnesses that affect your family and yourself as well as your loved one. To maintain a clear focus on providing a thorough treatment plan, within a nurturing environment, use your personal and professional relationships.

Where to start

•  Know that eating disorders are severe illnesses and require specialized treatment.
•  Go to your primary care physician for a medical consultation.
•  Seek guidance and education from eating disorder treatment specialists.
•  Seek professional eating disorder treatment specialists for assessment and treatment.
•  Know that eating disorder recovery is often a long-term process.

Suggestions on How to Support your loved one

•  Express your love and acceptance.
•  Talk with your loved one about your concerns. Use concrete examples without blaming or shaming.
•  Journal your observations of their daily behavior, moods, and eating habits.
•  Ask questions. Try to gain an understanding of what they believe is happening.
•  Ask about their motivations that may be contributing to the eating disorder behavior.
•  Seek professional assistance from your primary care physician.
•  Find a local eating disorder specialist (Call us at 866.482.3876 to find a specialist in your area).
•  Ask your eating disorder treatment specialist how to safely monitor moods, activities,
   and eating habits.
•  Encourage your loved one to take responsibility for their treatment and recovery.
•  Remain supportive and kind to your loved one.
•  Develop a support system to help when you are overwhelmed.

Specialized Therapies:

  • Psychotherapy
    Psychotherapy
  • ERP and<br>Kitchen Skills
    ERP and
    Kitchen Skills
  • Family<br>Involvement
    Family
    Involvement
  • Body<br>Acceptance
    Body
    Acceptance
  • Expressive<br>Arts
    Expressive
    Arts
  • Body<br>Movement
    Body
    Movement
  • Mindfulness
    Mindfulness
  • Equine Assisted<br>Therapy
    Equine Assisted
    Therapy
  • Recreational<br>Activities
    Recreational
    Activities

Center For Discovery Center For Discovery has been providing residential treatment for women and teens for over years. At Center For Discovery, we provide residential treatment for women with eating disorders, teens with eating disorders, teens with mental health disorders, and teens with substance abuse issues.

Center For Discovery
4281 Katella Ave., Ste. 111
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

866.482.3876




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