Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) August 14, 2007
Alcohol detox and drug rehabilitation referral database, recoveryconnection.org, now offers assistance for patients suffering from eating disorders, including: anorexia, bulimia, compulsive eating, and more. This referral database is free and allows patients to search for local eating disorders treatment centers throughout the United States anonymously.
Previously only catering to those seeking treatment for drug addiction or alcohol detox, the referral database has been upgraded to include the latest information for those seeking treatment for anorexia, bulimia, compulsive/binge eating, and other eating-related disorders.
An eating disorder is a serious psychiatric condition and it is recommended that eating disorders be treated as such. If left untreated, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating or other disorders can lead to the deterioration of one's life and even death.
Eating disorders can not be defined by how much someone weighs or what they eat, the quality of their thinking as it has to do with food and weight. Generally, they fall into three categories: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge or compulsive eating. Despite the differences between these three disorders, there are certain things that people with disorders tend to focus on food, weight, and body image.
Desiring a specific weight isn't an unhealthy goal, but obsessing over an unrealistic weight for your body type can be. Weight issues, such as focusing too hard on trying to lose or gain the exact amount can be a warning sign of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or compulsive eating. Parents should be aware of their children's eating habits, and watch for any symptoms of anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating, especially when their children start getting concerned with their own body image, which typically begins at early adolescence. Eating disorders in children can be very dangerous and without proper treatment it can grow into a life-long issue, eventually leading to malnutrition, obesity, and it can also result in death.
Having a distorted body image can lead to weight issues, substance abuse, such as the abuse of diet pills, or other disorders. Men don't typically think they can be affected by eating disorders, but whether you're trying to fit into that size 0 or you're trying to bulk up, it is important to identify your body type and set realistic goals accordingly. Eating disorders in men are becoming increasingly common.
Regardless of the nature of the disorder, if you or a loved one is symptomatic, it is recommended to seek professional treatment as soon as possible. Finding a safe, reliable, comfortable center with a quality eating disorder treatment program can be difficult, so a leading drug rehabilitation referral database has begun including eating disorder referrals to their system. Quality eating disorder recovery programs generally consist of a support group, like an eating disorders anonymous program,.
For those who are insecure or unsure about their disorder and are simply looking for more information, the recoveryconnection.org database has informative links and allows users to contact experienced medical professionals who deal with patients these eating disorders frequently.