Eating disorders are complex and multifaceted conditions that affect millions worldwide. In the U.S. alone, it’s estimated that 30 million people suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives. At Peachtree Recovery Solutions, we’ve recognized the pressing need for specialized care for those grappling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other conditions. Our programs offer a plethora of outpatient services that aim to support and treat individuals with eating disorders. The beauty of outpatient treatment lies in its flexibility, allowing patients to integrate healing and recovery into their daily lives without the need for extended inpatient stays.
Our outpatient eating disorder treatment in Atlanta is structured in levels of intensity to cater to individual needs. We offer multiple outpatient levels of care which are typically most appropriate for those stepping down from higher levels of care:
The duration of treatment is highly individualized and depends on the severity of the disorder, the type of treatment selected, and the patient’s progress. Some individuals might require a few months of treatment, while others may need longer-term care that spans several years. At Peachtree Recovery Solutions, the levels of care we offer can be a minimum of 30 days. However, following our full continuum, clients typically stay in our program for an average of 90 days.
Anorexia Nervosa: Anorexia nervosa is a disorder marked by severe weight loss due to a fear of gaining weight and a distorted body image. Individuals with anorexia often see themselves as overweight even if they are underweight.
Bulimia Nervosa: Bulimia is characterized by episodes of binge eating followed by behaviors to avoid weight gain, such as vomiting, excessive exercise, or fasting.
Binge Eating Disorder: Binge eating disorder is similar to bulimia but without the regular use of purging methods. Individuals consume large quantities of food in a short span, often in secret, followed by feelings of shame and guilt.
Dual diagnosis disorders with eating disorders: Many individuals with eating disorders also suffer from other mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. Treatment needs to address both the eating disorder and the co-occurring condition.
Orthorexia: While not officially recognized in many diagnostic manuals, orthorexia is an obsession with healthy or “clean” eating to the point that it becomes detrimental to one’s health.
In many cases, health insurance policies will cover at least a portion of eating disorder treatment in Atlanta. However, coverage varies greatly by plan and provider. It’s vital to consult with your insurance company directly and to work closely with your chosen treatment facility to understand the potential out-of-pocket costs.
If you or a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, don’t wait to seek help. Atlanta offers top-tier outpatient treatment facilities with experienced professionals dedicated to helping you regain a healthy relationship with food. Taking the first step towards recovery is the bravest and most crucial one. Make the call today. Call us now at (678) 325-7250
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