According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th Edition (2013), "feeding and eating disorders are characterized by a persistent disturbance of eating or eating-related behavior that results in the altered consumption or absorption of food and that significantly impairs physical health or psychosocial functioning" (p. 329). Some of the most common eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge-Eating Disorder.
Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening disorders that are characterized through physical and emotional symptoms. Eating disorders can manifest themselves in a multitude of different ways. Symptoms can vary for each person; however, the following are warning signs of the potential presence of an eating disorder:
Counseling Services does not have a specialist in eating disorders on staff; therefore, we cannot provide comprehensive treatment for eating disorders. However, we partner with many treatment centers in the area. We encourage you to complete the free confidential screening assessments from specialized treatment centers below to ensure appropriate level and quality of care.
McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers
Please visit their website to complete a free confidential pre-admission assessment:
Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders
Please call 877-937-6869 for a free confidential screening assessment
Intake After Hours: 314-807-3065