Eating disorders can be a dangerous mental health illness. In fact, they affect more than 28 million teens and adults in the US each year. Teens with an eating disorder are at a higher risk of impacting their development as they are still growing and need a certain amount of nutrients daily to fully develop mentally and physically. Treatment for eating disorders in Portland is available for men and women ready to make a positive change in their lives.
At Crestview Recovery, we support men and women 18 and over who are struggling with eating disorders or other mental health illnesses. Our certified therapists have experience working with all types of eating disorders. We help clients uncover the root cause of their disorder and develop coping skills that give them the courage and strength to change how they see themselves and the world around them. Call 866.262.0531 or fill out our online form today for more information about starting treatment for eating disorders in Portland.
Recognizing the Signs of Teens with an Eating Disorder
Teenagers can sometimes struggle with some of the new sensations and experiences they face as they grow up and figure out who they are. As that happens, they can develop unhealthy infatuations about their appearance. This is due largely to peer pressure and society’s unhealthy viewpoint on acceptable appearances and what is attractive. This can lead to several eating disorders, such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, or Binge-Eating disorder.
If you are concerned that your teen may be struggling with an eating disorder, here are some signs to look for:
- Obsessed with body image
- Binge eating
- Throwing up after a meal
- Frequent fasting for weight loss
- Significant changes in weight
- Using laxatives, Diuretics, or diet pills
- Severe mood changes
- Strange food rituals
- Excessive exercise
At Crestview Recovery, our certified therapists are familiar with the signs of eating disorders. Furthermore, they can provide your teen son or daughter with healthy coping skills to manage their symptoms. We offer a wide range of behavioral therapies and medication-assisted treatment to ease symptoms and replace disruptive thinking patterns.
Treatment for Teens with an Eating Disorder
Like other mental health disorders, there is no cure for Anorexia Nervosa and other eating disorders. But several effective therapeutic techniques and behavioral therapies help clients change their negative thinking and return to a healthy weight and appearance.
The types of treatment for teens with an eating disorder that are the most effective include:
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
This type of talk therapy helps clients discover the root cause of their symptoms, recognize triggers, and how to cope with their feelings in a healthy manner. They develop new coping skills to stop negative behaviors and learn how to eat healthily and maintain a healthy weight.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
DBT is an offshoot of cognitive-behavioral therapy and focuses on reducing self-harming behaviors and suicidal thoughts. Clients learn to accept their thoughts and behaviors for what they are and replace them with healthy ones.
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
This type of therapy helps men and women bridge the gap between their desire for change and positive action that allows them to manage their symptoms. They gain confidence in their ability to change by practicing their new skills in group therapy with their peers.
Crestview Recovery Provides Safe and Compassionate Support for Teens with an Eating Disorder
At Crestview Recovery, we support teens 18 and over with an eating disorder who are ready to make a positive change in their lives. We offer a wide range of behavioral and holistic therapies that are proven to help clients increase their self-esteem and confidence in their ability to change. The therapies we offer include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Family therapy
- Group and individual therapy
- Art and music therapy
- Daily journaling
To get your teen the support they need for their eating disorder, call 866.262.0531 today to speak with our caring staff about getting your teen help.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.