Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is a serious mental health condition with symptoms that vary based on the length and severity of the condition. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), the following symptoms are present in all diagnosed cases.

  • Restriction of energy intake, resulting in significantly low body weight
  • Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat (despite having a significantly low body weight)
  • Disturbance in the experience of body weight or shape
  • Undue influence of weigh or shape on self-evaluation

The symptoms of anorexia nervosa can be severe and, in some cases, deadly. Without treatment, up to 20% of individuals with anorexia nervosa will die.  With eating disorder treatment, this number decreases to 2-3%. Typically, anorexia nervosa appears in early to mid-adolescence, and it also disproportionately affects women.

Overview of Anorexia Nervosa

Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare’s AVP of Clinical Services, Kate Fisch, LCSW, discusses anorexia and how Magnolia Creek approaches treatment.

Signs and Symptoms of Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa signs vary on the length and severity of the disorder, which is why seeking anorexia treatment is vital. Provided below are some of the symptoms of anorexia:

Health Consequences of Anorexia

As the condition worsens, the symptoms of anorexia nervosa eventually become more severe, including:

Anorexia Nervosa Treatment

Our highly skilled and experienced clinicians at our anorexia rehab center work closely with each client to create an individualized anorexia treatment plan based on their specific needs. Clients play a vital role in their anorexia recovery by setting realistic treatment goals that will address the underlying issues of their disorder.

Anorexia Recovery

To ensure that each client has the best chance at anorexia recovery, the individualized treatment plans can include the following evidence-based clinical treatment methods:

Anorexia Treatment Programs

At our anorexia rehab center, we offer several anorexia treatment programs based on where each client is in their recovery. The anorexia treatment programs we offer include:

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Kate Fisch, LCSW

Kate Fisch is the AVP of Clinical Operations for Odyssey’s Eating Disorder Network. With 17 years of clinical leadership and direct client care experience in the eating disorders field, she has a history of innovation, clinical training, and resource development in a variety of eating disorder treatment settings supporting families, clients, and clinicians.

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