Anorexia Nervosa

Understanding and Treatment at Serin Center

Learn about Anorexia Nervosa, its symptoms, and how Serin Center offers comprehensive treatment for lasting recovery.

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Anorexia Nervosa: Understanding and Treatment at Serin Center

Understanding and Treatment at Serin Center

Anorexia Nervosa is a serious eating disorder characterized by extreme weight loss, distorted body image, and an obsessive fear of gaining weight. This mental health condition affects millions of people worldwide, and it can have serious physical and emotional consequences if left untreated. At Serin Center, we offer comprehensive treatment programs that address the root causes of Anorexia Nervosa, helping our patients achieve long-term recovery and improved quality of life.

Dr. Serin calls anorexia “an addiction of restriction,” meaning that the person with Anorexia can become obsessed with restricting what they eat and attempts to get them to eat are largely unsuccessful. This disorder is more common in teenage girls than in any other population, with the average onset around 15 years of age.

Definition of Anorexia Nervosa:

Anorexia Nervosa is a type of eating disorder that involves intense fear of weight gain, leading to abnormally low body weight. Individuals with Anorexia Nervosa often have a distorted body image, perceiving themselves as overweight, even when they are severely underweight. They may restrict food intake, engage in excessive exercise, and use other unhealthy behaviors to maintain low body weight.

Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa:

  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Fear of gaining weight
  • Distorted body image
  • Denial of hunger
  • Obsession with food, calories, and dieting
  • Avoidance of social events involving food
  • Preoccupation with body shape and size
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Insomnia or disrupted sleep patterns

Those who experience childhood trauma or display childhood traits of perfectionism, rigidity, or rule-bound behavior are at increased risk for developing this disorder (Sharan & Sundar, 2015).

Benefits of Serin Center for Anorexia Nervosa Treatment:

At Serin Center, we understand that Anorexia Nervosa is a complex mental health condition that requires comprehensive treatment to achieve lasting recovery. Our evidence-based programs are designed to address the unique needs of each patient, offering a personalized approach to treatment that includes:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): This type of therapy focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to anxiety.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR): is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from symptoms and emotional distress.
  • Neurofeedback Therapy: A type of biofeedback that presents real-time feedback from brain activity in order to reinforce healthy brain function through brain conditioning.

Anorexia Nervosa is a serious mental health condition that requires professional treatment to achieve lasting recovery. At Serin Center, we offer evidence-based programs that address the unique needs of each patient, helping them overcome the challenges of Anorexia Nervosa and achieve an improved quality of life. If you or a loved one is struggling with Anorexia Nervosa, contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive treatment options.

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Sharan, P., & Sundar, A. S. (2015). Eating disorders in women. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 57(Suppl 2), S286–S295.

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