Anorexia Treatment Claremont
Anorexia Treatment - Claremont: Knowing When To Talk To A Loved One About A Suspected Eating Disorder
When your loved one is struggling, you want to do all that you can to help them. It can be hard to watch your child, friend or partner, struggle so deeply with their body image, restriction, and fear of weight gain, food and eating. You might notice patterns of overexercising, wearing baggy clothes to hide their body, low self-esteem or avoiding meals. If you notice any of the symptoms listed, you or your loved one may be interested in seeking eating disorder therapy.
When you talk with your loved one about whether anorexia treatment is something that would be helpful for them, except that they'll brush off your concerns, at least at first. Many people who struggle with anorexia and other eating disorders initially deny or don't realize that there's a problem. There's no need to force the issue - in bringing up your concern, you've let your loved one know that they can come to you when they realize it's time to get help.
When you suspect that your loved one is experiencing an eating disorder, it can be tempting to make comments such as 'just eat' or try to force them into eating disorder therapy. While this can seem like a viable option, it can be harmful and triggering. Talking with them about the options to get well - like meeting with a medical doctor, Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietician, or starting Eating Disorder Treatment - from a non-judgmental place of love and care can help them understand that they have the support they need to get well. I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and I provide Eating Disorder Therapy in Claremont, CA. If you feel your you or a loved one can benefit from treatment, call me for a free assessment for eating disorder therapy. I provide Anorexia treatment, bulimia treatment, and binge eating disorder therapy, in Claremont, CA.