Eating Disorder Intervention
An Eating Disorder Intervention must be tailored to the disorder and individual. Learn how to successfully plan, stage and perform an eating disorder intervention. Talk to an experienced eating disorder interventionist today at: 800-980-3927
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Eating disorders refer to a group of conditions defined by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual’s physical and mental health. Bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa are the most common specific forms in the United States.
Though primarily thought of as affecting females (an estimated 5–10 million being affected in the U.S.), eating disorders affect males as well (an estimated 1 million U.S. males being affected). Although eating disorders are increasing all over the world among both men and women, there is evidence to suggest that it is women in the Western world who are at the highest risk of developing them and the degree of westernization increases the risk.
The precise cause of eating disorders is not entirely understood, although, there is evidence that it may be linked to other medical conditions and situations. One study showed that girls with ADHD have a greater chance of getting an eating disorder than those not affected by ADHD.
One study showed that foster girls are more likely to develop bulimia nervosa. Some also think that peer pressure and idealized body-types seen in the media are also a significant factor.
However, research shows that for some people there is a genetic reason why they may be prone to developing an eating disorder. While proper treatment can be highly effective for many of the specific types of eating disorders – not treating eating disorders can be severe – including death.
The direct medical effects caused by the disturbance of eating habits, along with comorbid conditions, such as; suicidal thinking, can be contributing factors to harmful and/or detrimental outcomes. The most effective way to address an eating disorder is to identify the signs and get professional help as soon as possible.
Medical treatment increases the likelihood of a successful recovery, so it is critical for family members and friends to get involved at the first signs of trouble. We realize this is a difficult situation you are in.
Calling upon the right intervention specialist can substantially increase the odds that your friend, co-worker or loved one finally accepts help. Fact is, there are only a handful of top interventionists who really know what to do when situations aren’t text book or don’t go according to plan. That’s what sets them and us apart.
Performing an intervention is too important to risk. Before approaching your loved one, consider consulting an experienced intervention specialist today at: 800-980-3927
Carmine Thompson, BRI II, CRSS
Founder, Board Registered Interventionist II
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