Disordered eating behaviors are prevalent in adolescence and can have harmful consequences. Adolescence is a critical period of development and a window of vulnerability during which disordered eating behaviors can develop. The media is constantly bombarding teens with images of what they should look like. Social media, television, and movies all portray unrealistic images of young men. For some teens, these images, paired with poor self-confidence, distorted body image and excessive exercise habits can lead to disordered eating. Foothills at Red Oak Recovery can assist your loved one with our adolescent treatment programs in understanding the underlying issues (depression, anxiety, insecurity, lack of control, powerlessness) and provide the help they need to develop a healthy relationship with food and themselves. We are proud to provide the disordered eating treatment center your loved one needs.
What is Disordered Eating?
Disordered eating describes the pattern of unhealthy eating habits of an individual. These patterns can include some, but not all, of the symptoms of an eating disorder.
Examples of disordered eating can include:
- Skipping meals, fasting
- Using diet pills
- Excessive exercising
- Removing or restricting certain groups of food
- Binge eating
- Misuse of creatine or steroids
If you begin to notice changes in mood, activity level, and sleep patterns these may be an indication that your teen is struggling and needs a disordered eating treatment center.
The Importance of a Disordered Eating Treatment Center
Eating correctly is essential for teens who are still growing and developing. Without the proper nutrients from a well-balanced diet, teens could be at risk for health problems as they age. A disordered eating treatment center helps address these disordered eating behaviors and patterns to help teens become healthier individuals both physically and mentally.
As teens go through disordered eating treatment, they will learn how to have a healthy relationship with food. Treatment will also teach teens how to view themselves positively and accept their bodies. A healthier body image will help teens move away from their disordered eating patterns.
Help through Foothills at Red Oak Recovery
When it comes to redefining the clinical experience, Foothills at Red Oak Recovery is a leader for teenagers and adolescents. Through our teen therapy services and adolescent treatment programs, our team is able to help those between the ages of 14 to 17 get back on track with life.
Our treatments and teen therapy services include the following:
- Trauma treatment
- Mental health treatment
- Substance abuse treatment
- Process addiction treatment
- Individual and group therapies
- Medical nutrition therapy
- Family therapy
- Continued education
- Psychological testing
To learn more about our program can help your child address disordered eating, reach out to speak with a team member today. Contact Foothills at Red Oak Recovery by calling now at 866.300.5275 to begin with our disordered eating treatment center.