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Treatment for Anorexia

It's normal to want to change the way you look or fix something that you think is wrong about yourself. Special diets may be necessary if you want to lose or gain weight, maintain your figure, or aim to become healthier to prevent chronic diseases. However, if it starts becoming an obsession to the point that the thought of being thin has become a habit and it's affecting your life, thoughts, and relationships, then that might signify an eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa is one of the most common eating disorders that is characterised by the refusal to eat so you can be thin beyond a healthy body weight, a distorted body image, and being afraid to gain weight. Anorexia can be fatal, causing you to become extremely malnutritioned, which may lead to organ failure and eventually death. Fortunately, there's hope through treatment for anorexia, which aims to make you feel better and learn to love and value yourself.

Treatment Options

During anorexia treatment, medical care will be provided because you may be extremely dehydrated, and suffering from complications of anorexia. Your vital signs will be monitored, too. Sometimes, a mental health care provider may be involved.

Hospitalisation in a psychiatric or medical facility may be necessary in extreme cases where medical complications, severe malnutrition, psychiatric emergencies, and continued refusal to eat occur. There are residential programmes and specialised treatment plans for anorexia that may provide intensive treatment for an extended period. After hospitalisation, you need to continue working with a nutritionist and psychotherapist so you can completely recover.

One of the goals of treatment is restoring a healthy weight, and at the same time, teaching you about proper nutrition. A psychologist can help you improve your behaviour towards your self-image and food so you can focus on getting healthy and valuing yourself more. A nutritionist may also work with you to help plan your meals.

Psychotherapy in the form of family-based, group, and individual therapy or a combination of two or all three may be beneficial for your treatment, as long as they are provided by a qualified mental health professional.

Where to Go

If you recognise that you have an eating disorder like anorexia, you can get support and seek proper treatment without being judged. Recovery is possible for this eating disorder if you start now. Several types of treatment for anorexia are available, and two or more of them may be provided to you depending on your health and current condition. One40 can provide an individualised treatment programme to treat your eating disorder, with free aftercare. Find a treatment centre nearest you. Contact One40 today for confidential advice on how to get started. Call 0800 511 8112.