What We Treat Disordered Eating

Maybe you don’t meet all the clinical criteria, but you know you need help.

Below the Surface

Any kind of disordered eating that interrupts life and adversely impacts health and wellness deserves proper support.

You may be experiencing subclinical conditions that manifest themselves through disruptive eating patterns.

When that happens, often you are suffering quietly.

Getting Back on Track

Subclinical disordered eating can be just as serious as an eating disorder that meets clinical criteria. We help everyone – atypical anorexics, low-frequency bingers, low intensity bulimics, orthorexics – get back on track.

Disordered Eating: Signs and Symptoms

People with disordered eating patterns or behaviors may express many of the same symptoms displayed by anorexia, bulimia or binge eating patients, but at lower intensities and combinations – also known as subclinical levels.

Behavioral and emotional symptoms of disordered eating include, but are not limited to:

  • Preoccupation with body size, shape, and appearance
  • Intense focus on weight, weight loss, and dieting
  • Fear of being perceived as fat or overweight
  • Desire to control everything related to food
  • Counting calories, carbohydrates, grams of fat
  • Overwhelming need to look and feel thin
  • Elaborate food rituals
  • Aversion to particular foods
  • Refusal to eat entire food groups, such as carbohydrates
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Withdrawal from activities and hobbies
  • Aversion to eating in front of others
  • Missing/skipping/refusing to eat meals
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability

Physical symptoms of disordered eating include, but are not limited to:

  • Significant changes in weight
  • Extreme thinness
  • Muscular weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Persistent gastrointestinal problems
  • Abnormal or absent menstruation
  • Dry skin, dry hair, brittle fingernails
  • Yellowish skin
  • Dental complications: sensitive teeth, cavities, erosion (caused by purging)
  • Persistent minor illnesses
  • Cuts or calluses hands/fingers (caused by purging)
  • Persistent coldness
  • Presence of fine, downy hair on body
  • Compromised immunity

Effective Treatment for Disordered Eating

At Backcountry Wellness, we offer an evidence-based, fully integrated treatment model, custom designed to meet your specific needs. You’ll receive options for individual, family, and group therapy, complementary therapeutic supports such as yoga, mindfulness, sound healing therapy, nutritional and behavioral counseling, and 24/7 support to help you meet your goals and live a healthy life.

Find Your Answers

If you think you have a disordered relationship with food, we are here for you. If you are not sure, we can help you figure that out.

Together, we will make a plan.

Our evidence-based treatment can help you find a peaceful relationship with food.

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