Treatment Centres

Our centres are situated throughout the country offering convenient and secluded retreats for our treatments.

Anorexia Nervosa Treatment

At One40 we work closely with Clients that need to therapeutically address their specific eating disorder, our treatment model is encompassing of all types and our A.C.T treatment model is suitable for those that wish to change their lives.

In most circumstances we will see clients that are medically and clinically stable, however we are able to work in conjunction with hospitals in providing a compatible therapeutic programme to strengthen the clients recovery.

The manifestation of anorexia is different for everybody. When you have this disorder, you are going to need an individualized treatment and sometimes, a combination of different approaches to get to the bottom of the problem and on your way to recovery. A trip to the ER may be required if you are in immediate danger because of dehydration, heart rhythm disturbance, electrolyte imbalance, and/or any psychiatric problems and emergencies brought about by improper eating habits. Anorexia nervosa treatment approaches are different from one patient to the next, but they commonly involve the following:

  1. Medical Care –Anorexia can cause a wide range of health complications, which is why treatment always involves constant medical monitoring of your physical condition, viral signs, electrolyte, and hydration levels. Severe cases may also require feeding through a nasogastric tube, which goes through the nose and into the stomach.
  2. Weight Restoration – After tending to your immediate physical needs, the next goal of anorexia nervosa treatment would be getting you back to a healthy body mass. Throughout the process, you will learn about proper nutrition and how to develop strategies (psychological and behavioural) to help you return to and maintain a healthy weight. In addition to your medical doctors, you will need a dietician to give you guidance on how to plan a proper and healthy diet. This will include meal plans, with proper calorie requirements to help you achieve your weight goals.
  3. Psychotherapy –Depending on your situation, individual, group, or family-based psychotherapy may be beneficial. These therapies will help you deal with your behavioural and thought patterns that contribute to your condition. Through different therapy approaches, you will learn to develop a healthier view of yourself and learn ways to cope with strong feelings that may have caused or contributed to your anorexia.
  4. Medications – There are still no medications that have been developed or found to work well in treating anorexia. However, antidepressants and some psychiatric medications may help treat underlying mental disorders that may be contributing to the condition, like anxiety and depression.
  5. Clinical care – You may also enrol in residential programs or find day programs to attend if you don't want to subject yourself to full hospitalization. There are many specialized eating disorder programs that offer intensive treatment for anorexia.

One40 is a good place to turn to, if you want a comprehensive treatment program for your eating disorder.