Prevalence of Disordered Eating
Did you know that 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from disordered eating (DE)?1
Those who are at highest risk for DE:
- Teenage girls2
- Young adult women2
- History of dieting2
- Preoccupation with weight2
- Negative body image2
- Psychological and Emotional Disorders2
- History of sexual abuse or other trauma2
You may feel hesitant to receive treatment for DE due to a lack of information about DE, emotional factors such as weight stigma, being judged or not understood, not ready for change and family and relationship privacy.3 Please reach out to us and schedule an appointment today. We have the tools and resources needed for you to feel that you are in a safe place and are supported during your treatment.
Admitting you suffer from disordered eating can be a really difficult admission to make, especially if you’re tied to the idea that weight loss is the reason for your happiness, confidence and success. When you can accept that weight loss isn’t the “end all, be all” you’ll be ready to take that first step on the road to healthy eating habits.
You might be surprised to learn that you can recover from disordered eating with behavioral therapy customized for your specific situation. It might not be easy, but behavioral therapy can help you learn to: listen to your feelings, listen to your body, accept yourself, and most important – love yourself – you will be heading down the right path. Our holistic approach and proven behavioral techniques can help you develop a healthier relationship with food and avoid falling back to old habits in the future.
- Eating disorder statistics. ANAD Web Site. https://anad.org/education-and-awareness/about-eating-disorders/eating-disorders-statistics/. Updated 2020. Accessed January 20, 2020.
- Eating disorder risk factors. McCallum Place Eating Disorder Center Web Site. https://www.mccallumplace.com/eating-disorder/risk-factors-stats/. Accessed January 12, 2020. Updated 2020.
- Reyes-Rodríguez ML, Ramírez J, Davis K, Patrice K, Bulik CM. Exploring barriers and facilitators in eating disorders treatment among latinas in the united states. Journal of Latina/o psychology. 2013;1(2):112-131. doi: 10.1037/a0032318.