Eating Disorder Treatment in Nashville, Tennessee

Eating disorders are a serious health issue that affect both the mental and physical well-being of an individual. These disorders impact people from all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. Studies show that nearly 20 million American women, and 10 million men, will meet criteria for disordered eating in their lifetime. If left untreated, these behaviors can result in medical complications that can be life-threatening. The exact cause of eating disorders is unknown; however, we do know that environmental influences, genetic predisposition, and overall mental health play a role in making someone more vulnerable to this disease. For some people, a preoccupation with food is a way to feel control over some aspects of their life. For others, it is a result of low self-esteem and/or poor body image.

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Unfortunately, there is judgment and stigma attached to eating disorders. Some believe it to be a lifestyle choice or attention-seeking behavior, but this is simply not the case. Family members or friends may seek to assign blame to the person suffering, or their perceived influences, but this is not productive either. Eating disorders are serious emotional and physical illnesses that must be taken seriously and be treated.

Women in their teens and early twenties are especially vulnerable. It is at this age that they become more concerned with their appearance and how it affects them socially. They feel pressure to look a certain way and associate success and happiness to achieving an ideal body image.

Get Help Today for Disordered Eating

Here at JourneyPure’s eating disorder treatment program, we understand the pain and suffering these issues can bring to a person, and to those people that love them. We seek to heal the underlying cause of this disease and to help the family unit navigate it together.  People with disordered eating are not alone, and treatment is both effective and available.

So if you are struggling with any form of an eating disorder, do not wait, call our treatment center in Nashville today and learn how we can help you take the proper steps needed to effectively and professional treat your eating disorder.