What is anorexia nervosa?
Anorexia nervosa is marked by extreme food restriction. It involves intense fear of gaining weight, as well as disordered and obsessive thinking patterns around food. All size bodies can develop anorexia.
Healing from Anorexia is hard but it is possible!!! Learning to silence that voice in your head and embrace healing is challenging and brave. YOU ARE BRAVE!!
Remember that sometimes healing hurts before it gets better, and we promise it is worth the fight. Anorexia can often feel isolating but you don’t have to do it alone. There is no timeline and you can’t fail at recovery as long as you try!
The DSM identifies two subtypes of anorexia:
Restricting Type: This type is the most common of the two. A person will lose weight by eating very little food. They may exercise a lot to burn off what few calories they have eaten.
Binge-eating/Purging Type: A person with this type may also restrict their diet. Yet they will also experience periods of binge eating and purging. Some people struggling with this diagnosis may also use laxatives or diuretics in some capacity.
*Please note due to the toxicity of our culture, at times some of these behaviors can go overlooked. All behaviors listed above are serious and deserving of help. You are not alone!
Some anorexia treatment approaches we use to help you on your recovery journey are:
It is possible to recover from Anorexia. There are some tips and tricks that can help provide the support needed to maintain a healthy state of being and resist the temptations to relapse.
Admit there is a problem. You do not have to suffer alone.
Begin therapy and create a multidisciplinary team including a HAES therapist, HAES nutritionist, and primary care HAES physician.
Breaking up with the scale.
Avoid and unfollow any "thin-spiration" websites or social media accounts that are unhelpful.
Spend quality time with friends and family that support and love you just the way you are.
Practice body awareness and self-compassion to help you rebuild trust with your body.
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Other Mental Health Services Offered in PA, NJ, DE, and FL
We offer a wide variety of services related to eating disorder recovery including trauma therapy! We offer Weekly Support Groups, Nutrition Services, and Family and Parent Therapy as well as Coaching, all tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. We offer our services online in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Florida! We are here to offer our support and understanding in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
Online Therapy for Anorexia
We provide virtual eating disorder therapy in New Jersey, Delaware, and Florida. Some areas served virtually included, but are not limited to, Chester County, Essex County, Sarasota County, Wayne, Berwyn, Doylestown, Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Medford Lakes, Belle Mead, Middletown, Pompano Beach, and Tavernier.