An eating disorder is a mental and physical illness that can affect people of all genders, ages, and weight. An eating disorder is a psychological condition that causes unhealthy eating habits to develop. At times it may present as an obsession with food, body weight or body shape.
“20 million women and 10 million men in America will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives.”National Surveys
The symptoms of an eating disorder can vary but the most common include:
- A severe restriction of food.
- Food binges.
- Purging behaviors like vomiting or over-exercising.
In severe cases, eating disorders can cause serious health consequences and may even result in death if left untreated. At NOAH, we offer behavioral health consulting and traditional outpatient counseling programs and services where highly skilled and trained behavioral health staff work alongside our medical, nutrition and dental teams to assess, diagnose and effectively treat the core-symptoms of our patients.