While there are many different types of eating disorders, you (or your child) will need a specific set of skills in order to overcome it. Research has shown that people can experience the same eating disorder in different ways, which is why you need experienced, qualified, empathetic and dedicated people from an eating disorder clinic to help you on your way to recovery.
Many experienced professionals will be involved in the recovery of a person with an eating disorder. Similarly, many different approaches and skill sets are needed in order to give a victim of an eating disorder the medical, psychological, social, nutritional and coping skills they need. These are only a few of the qualified staff – who should all specialize in eating disorders – that will be needed throughout the recovery process:
- Primary care doctors: A doctor that you have known and trusted for some time will usually be your first point of contact when seeking help for your eating disorder (or your loved one’s eating disorder);
- Psychiatrist: Medication management, such as antidepressants or other medications to cope with anxiety and insomnia, might be needed. A psychiatrist will be able to help with medication management.
- Qualified counsellors: Various types of therapy sessions (such as group therapy, family therapy and one-on-one therapy) are often advised during eating disorder treatment programs .
- Dietician and meal planners: Young people suffering from eating disorders are advised to seek nutritional counselling and dieticians who can assist with meal planning advice and strategies.
As you can see from the above list of professionals, it’s vital that the team helping you or your child is not only qualified, but has specific experience in helping young people with eating disorders.
How Woodstone Residence can Help
The eating disorder treatments offered at the Woodstone Residence reflect a number of core values that motivate the development of the service and shape its care philosophy; these include recover, nurture, reinforce, build, discover and enhance. Our eating disorder treatment program focuses on giving you, your child or your patient the dedicated help they need in order to make lasting changes in their lives. Find out more about our renowned program by contacting us today.