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Eating Disorders

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Eating Disorder Treatment at Renaissance Behavioral Medicine

At Renaissance Behavioral Medicine, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care for individuals struggling with eating disorders. Our evidence-based therapies are designed to help you or your loved one achieve a healthier relationship with food and improve overall well-being.

What is an Eating Disorder?

Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions characterized by abnormal eating habits that negatively impact physical and emotional health. These disorders often involve preoccupation with food, body weight, and shape, leading to dangerous behaviors such as extreme dieting, binge eating, or purging.

Different Types of Eating Disorders

There are several types of eating disorders, each with unique symptoms and challenges:

Anorexia Nervosa:

  • Intense fear of gaining weight

  • Severe restriction of food intake

  • Distorted body image

  • Significant weight loss

Bulimia Nervosa:

  • Recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors (e.g., vomiting, excessive exercise)

  • Feeling out of control during binges

  • Frequent dieting or fasting

Binge Eating Disorder:

  • Recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food in a short period

  • Feeling out of control during binges

  • Eating when not physically hungry

  • Feelings of shame or guilt after overeating

Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED):

  • Symptoms that do not fit neatly into the categories of anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder but are still serious and require treatment

Teens with Eating Disorders

Eating disorders often develop during adolescence, making it crucial to address these issues early. Teens with eating disorders may experience:

  • Drastic changes in weight

  • Preoccupation with dieting or exercise

  • Avoidance of social situations involving food

  • Mood swings or irritability

  • Decline in academic performance

At Renaissance Behavioral Medicine, we offer specialized care for teens, focusing on early intervention, family involvement, and promoting healthy coping strategies.

CBT for Adults with Eating Disorders

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for adults with eating disorders. CBT helps individuals:

  • Identify and challenge distorted thoughts and beliefs about food and body image

  • Develop healthier eating habits

  • Improve emotional regulation and coping skills

  • Address underlying issues contributing to the eating disorder

Our experienced therapists work collaboratively with patients to create personalized treatment plans that support long-term recovery.

Expert Care in Beverly Hills & San Mateo, CA

If you or a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, Renaissance Behavioral Medicine is here to help. Our dedicated team in Beverly Hills and San Mateo, CA, is committed to providing the highest quality of care to support your journey towards recovery and well-being.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call our offices.

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