Bulimia is a complicated eating disorder, but treatment offers a tremendous amount of hope to those afflicted by it. Initially, someone who suffers bulimia may feel embarrassed or ashamed of their condition, which could lead to feelings of anger, anxiety and other negative feelings.
Recovery from bulimia requires that a person address much more than just their symptoms. Underlying issues accompany bulimia, and that’s where the Pathway program for eating disorders begins.
Brookhaven Hospital has a multi-disciplinary team of specialists devoted to each person’s care. We’re able to offer customized treatment plans that suit your specific needs. As part of your admissions process, we will conduct an extensive review and assessment of your needs, and our treatment team will then put a plan in place for you.
From there, doctors, nurses and therapists form a powerful combination devoted to your well-being. Every moment of your day is engineered toward your health and betterment.
As medical professionals, our first priority in bulimia treatment involves medical and psychiatric stabilization.
Following in-depth consultations and physical stabilization, we then help our clients through a combination of therapies ranging from individual, group, and family–and we supplement those therapies with dietary counseling and education.
Our professionals stay up to date on the most ground-breaking, evidence-based research, and we incorporate those findings into our proven treatments for bulimia so we can help our clients achieve lasting recovery.
Treating Bulimia in a Medical Environment
In order to successfully establish a healthy physical environment for therapies to be effective, our doctors and therapists begin by targeting an optimal weight for our clients, and help them stabilize that weight for their ongoing health.
During this process of stabilization, it’s important to safely disconnect from bulimia and purging-related behaviors. Clients may respond to this period with various issues like abdominal pain and constipation or they may experience edema, resulting in some weight gain. Bulimia-related edema must be treated in a medically safe environment due to its complexity.
Recovery from bulimia doesn’t happen overnight, but rather through persistence through days, weeks and months. It is challenging to break habits that are both physical and psychological, but we make this challenge attainable by creating the right environment to end bulimia.
For more information about the Pathway program for eating disorders, please contact us at 888-298-4673 and we’ll help get you on the path to a better future.
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