Can Anyone Give Me Some Info on Residential Eating Disorder Centers?

Question by Limey: Can anyone give me some info on Residential Eating Disorder Centers?
I am doing this for a paper and I need some info on…

– Intake

-Lodging/ Roomates


-Treatment Center vs. Hospital


-Difference between Adult and Teen Treatment

-Why they are limited on Adolescent Eating Disorder Centers, and what advice would you give to a teen that does not have one in there state

So, this is a little unorganized, but I need some info!

Best answer:

Answer by Alice Johnson
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by refusal to maintain a healthy body weight and an obsessive fear of gaining weight. It is often coupled with a distorted self image, and compulsive behaviors such as: counting calories, or excessive exercise.
Bulimia is an emotional disorder in which bouts of extreme overeating are followed by depression and self-induced vomiting, purging, or fasting.
While Bulimics binge and purge, Anorexics generally eat very little. (around 100-300 calories daily or less).
Treatments will slowly increase the amount of food intake. A starving body can go into shock if food is not admistered as bland soups or cereals and at a slow and steady increasing rate.
Treatments for people with eating disorders do not usually house people together because it can become very easy to feed off of a roomate for encouragement to relapse back into counting calories or exercising excessively. There are, however, usually times when groups of people can come together for positive encouragement, feeding off each other’s stories of overcoming the disorder.
Treatment centers are usually a more successful option of rehab for people with eating disorders. This is because treatment centers offer therapy and address the root of the problem: the mental health of the patient, rather than lock them in a room and force them to eat.
Adult treatment focuses more on the root of the problem. example: why/when the behavior started. allowing a patient to better release past feelings and let go of his/her disorder.
Teen treatment focuses on stopping the behavior, stressing how important it is not to let the disorder evolve.
Adolescent eating disorder centers are not as common probably because of funding. It is really a shame because teens are the most likely to develop and eating disorder, carrying it into adulthood.

Answer by Kelly Hills
I have been to treatment before… You can e-mail me specific questions because I could write your entire paper for you with just this point form information.

Residential Treatment For Eating Disorders