Anorexia nervosa is a serious mental health condition. Anorexia nervosa signs vary based on the length and severity of the condition. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) the following anorexia nervosa symptoms are present in all cases:
Anorexia nervosa symptoms can be severe and, in some cases, deadly. Without treatment at an anorexia rehab center, between 5-20% of individuals with anorexia will die. With treatment at an anorexia rehab center, this number decreases to 2-3%. Typically, anorexia appears in early to mid-adolescence, and it also disproportionately affects women.
Overview of Anorexia Nervosa
Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare’s AVP of Clinical Services, Kate Fisch, LCSW, discusses anorexia and how Aster Springs approaches treatment.
Signs, Symptoms, and Health Consequences of Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia nervosa signs vary based on the length and severity of the disorder, and may include the following:
Additionally, anorexia can lead to dire health consequences if left untreated, including:
Anorexia Nervosa Treatment At Aster Springs
Our highly skilled and experienced clinicians at our anorexia nervosa treatment center in Richmond, VA work closely with each client to create an individualized treatment plan to ensure the best chance at recovery. Clients play a vital role in helping to set realistic treatment goals that will address the underlying issues of their eating disorder.
Therapies We Use to Treat Anorexia
To treat anorexia, our team creates an individualized treatment plan for each client based on their specific needs and diagnosis. Some of the evidence-based treatments our clinicians utilize at our anorexia nervosa clinic include:
Anorexia Nervosa Treatment Options
At our anorexia nervosa treatment center in Richmond, VA, we offer several anorexia treatment options based on where each client is in their recovery. The levels of care and anorexia nervosa treatment options offered at our anorexia clinic include:
With our PHP and IOP anorexia treatment, we also offer optional supportive housing.
Kate Fisch, LCSW
Kate Fisch is the AVP of Clinical Services for Odyssey’s Eating Disorder Network. With 17 years of clinical leadership and direct client care experience in the eating disorders field, she has a history of innovation, clinical training, and resource development in a variety of eating disorder treatment settings supporting families, clients, and clinicians.