7 Signs that Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Is Needed

images-73Research shows that early and adequate intervention leads to the best clinical outcomes when treating Eating Disorders. According to The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, without treatment, up to twenty percent (20%) of people with serious eating disorders die. With treatment, that number falls to two to three percent (2-3%). While some individuals benefit in an outpatient setting, many people dealing with Anorexia, Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia or EDNOS will require Residential Treatment to overcome their Eating Disorder.

Signs indicating inpatient care is needed for eating disorders:

(If one or more signs are present, please seek a professional evaluation).

  • The person has participated in outpatient care and has not shown improvement.
  • A medical condition is present due to the eating disorder.
  • The person cannot control restricting or purging behaviors without strong supervision.
  • There are trauma issues which would be best dealt with in a residential setting.
  • A secondary diagnosis is present that would benefit from intensive focused treatment.
  • The person is progressing in behaviors (i.e. The addition of a second Eating Disorder behavior, obsessive behaviors, anxiety, self-harm such as cutting, depression)
  • The person is experiencing suicidal ideation.

If you or a loved one are dealing with an Eating Disorder and meet one or more of the above criteria, contact an Eating Disorder specialist for an assessment. Appropriate treatment is vital to ensure that individuals can move forward in life free from the Eating Disorder and avoid the potentially life threatening consequences that Eating Disorders impose.

Call Today to Speak to a Trained Specialist 800-236-7524.

Canopy Cove’s Christian Based Eating Disorder Treatment Programs offer compassionate, comprehensive treatment for females, males, adolescents, and adults, who are struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorders and Co-Existing Diabetes, Depression, and Anxiety. Equine-Assisted Therapy is an weekly part of the Recovery process at Canopy Cove.