Vista, California - USA (San Diego County)
An eating disorder is defined as a condition whereby a person does not eat properly or may not even eat at all. This is more than just skipping an occasional meal, or overindulging every now and then; rather, a true eating disorder is one where the aberrant behavior occurs with each and every meal.
Eating disorder treatment is different than that of treatment for drug or alcohol abuse. The National Eating Disorder Recovery Center in Vista, California, is aware of this, which is why it specializes in this type of treatment.
One example of an eating disorder is anorexia nervosa. A person suffering from this problem may not eat for days, or, if the person does eat, may do so in such minute amounts, or may limit the diet so severely that it is not nutritionally sound, and therefore does not provide proper nutrients and does not help to maintain a healthy weight.
Bulimia is another type of eating disorder. In this instance, a person may gorge on food, taking in massive amounts in one sitting. Some people, however, may eat a regular portion. The problem comes in the way the person gets rid of the food, no matter how much is eaten. The person either does something to cause vomiting, or may take mega-doses of a laxative in order to purge the food from the system before it can be fully digested.
Eating disorders are a learned behavior. That is why treatment at National Eating Disorder Recovery Center in Vista, CA, includes both cognitive behavior therapies?teaching patients how to change their eating disorder habits, as well as nutrition therapy, showing them how to eat properly in order to stay healthy. For more information, please visit http://californiadrugtreatmentprograms.com/national-eating-disorder-recovery-center.html or call 1-888-565-6401.