Anorexia & Bulimia Nervosa
The aim of the Women’s Therapy Service is to provide assessment and treatment for eating disorders such as anorexia/bulimia and offer our firm belief that recovery is possible. The Women’s Therapy Service strongly advises early detection and intervention of eating disorders, which is when the prognosis is the most favorable. For Children and Teens, early detection and immediate intervention can prevent a hospitalization.
Getting started means making an appointment for your initial consultation and individualized assessment of you or your child’s eating disorder and body image problems. Part of our evaluation is a “level of care assessment” to help determine that outpatient private therapy is the right level of care for you. As a result of the evaluation, we will offer recommendations to maximize the efficiency of your recovery or your child’s recovery.
Today, the approach that has proven to be the most effective approach , is the “Team Approach”. Your primary therapist at the Women’s Therapy Service can help coordinate your outpatient care consisting of the necessary treatment team members needed for your specific phase of recovery. This team can include outpatient eating disorder specialists and physicians from the community who are knowledgeable and sensitive in treating eating disorders.
Warning signs of anorexia and bulimia:
- Pre-occupation with food and weight
- Restrictive or ritualistic eating behaviors
- Social Withdrawal
- Frequent bathroom trips
- Compensatory behaviors such as purging or
- Exercise that is compulsive and driven
- Laxative, diuretics, diet pill abuse
- Depressed or anxious mood
- Mood changes such as irritability or guardedness
- Weight loss accompanied by cessation of
menstruation for more than 3 months
- Thinness without vibrancy
- Reluctance to eat in front of others or eat out.
- Dishonesty with self and others
If you are interested in more information, please call 973-783-2292 or email us.