At Priory, we understand that having a negative relationship with food can consume your entire life. Our team of experts are able to provide tailored treatment for this mental health condition, ensuring that the presenting problems, as well as the underlying causes of the eating disorder, are addressed, to strive for long-term recovery.
What are the symptoms of an eating disorder?
You may have an eating disorder if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Spending a large amount of time planning when you can next eat and what you will have
- Feeling out of control around food
- Hiding eating habits from family and friends
- Seeing drastic changes in your weight due to your eating habits
- Your relationships suffering as a result of your eating disorder
- Your health or self-esteem suffering as a result of your relationship with food
- Restricting what you eat, purging after meals or binge eating
Anorexia and bulimia
The most common eating disorders are anorexia and bulimia. Anorexia is caused by over-dieting and an excessive concern for weight and appearance. People with anorexia tend to lose weight rapidly, skip meals and still feel that they are overweight. Bulimia is characterised by overeating followed by episodes of purging, or vomiting.
Treatment for eating disorders
Our therapy will help you to regain control of your life and this will take place in a comfortable and understanding environment where you are free to explore your own feelings and concerns. Receiving treatment can be a daunting time for anyone with an eating disorder so we ensure that you are treated safely and sympathetically, providing the most appropriate form of therapy for your individual needs. It can be particularly difficult to accept that you have an eating disorder but we are here to help.
Mindfulness is one form of therapy that has proven to be particularly successful for treating an eating disorder. It utilises traditional methods of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), promoting a greater acceptance of thoughts and feelings and leading to increased self-esteem.
Priory is a leading provider of eating disorder treatment. In the UK, all of our hospitals have a Quality Network for Eating Disorders (QED) accreditation, which places us at the forefront of eating disorders service delivery in the UK, thus demonstrating our ongoing commitment to this service provision
Priory offers a Free Telephone Consultation, for further information call today on: (+971) 4 245 3800 or submit an enquiry form in confidence. We will provide you with details on all our treatments and offer help on how to manage your mental health at a time that suits you.