Eating Disorder Treatment in Grand Rapids
Eating disorders happen when someone’s relationship to food spirals out of control. This could manifest in all sorts of ways. Some people eat too much, some eat too little, and others struggle with the physical act of eating.
The most common types of eating disorders include:
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Purging Disorder
- Night Eating Syndrome
- Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), previously known as Feeding Disorder of Infancy and Early Childhood
- Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED), previously known as Eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS)
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) now recognizes eating disorders as mental illnesses. However, eating disorders often has major impacts on physical health. There are many physical complications that can result from an eating disorder. If left unattended, these can lead to serious health problems or can even be fatal. It is important that physical health is monitored, preferably by a medical practitioner with experience in the area of eating disorders. For adolescents and children with eating disorders, a pediatrician is normally involved in the medical care.