Anorexia nervosa is a dangerous disorder characterized by the relentless pursuit of thinness. Immediate anorexia treatment is essential for recovery due to the grave consequences of the disease. At Casa Palmera, we understand the complexities of anorexia treatment and our facility is renowned for eating disorder therapy.
Anorexia treatment addresses the person who refuses to maintain normal body weight for age and height and often weighs 85% or less than what is expected for age and height. In women without successful anorexia treatment, menstrual periods stop. In men levels of sex hormones fall. Young girls kept from adequate anorexia treatment and long-term recovery do not begin to menstruate at the appropriate age.
Anorexia treatment is notoriously difficult, because the victim often denies the dangers of low weight, and is terrified of becoming fat. A person needing anorexia treatment is typically afraid of gaining weight even though s/he is markedly underweight and reports feeling fat even when dangerously thin.
In addition, anorexia nervosa often includes depression, irritability, withdrawal, and peculiar behaviors such as compulsive rituals, strange eating habits, and division of foods into "good/safe" and "bad/dangerous" categories. A successful anorexia treatment strategy addresses the underlying psychological issues, as a person may have low tolerance for change and new situations and may fear growing up and assuming adult responsibilities and an adult lifestyle.