Eating Disorder Diagnosis

Fairwinds Treatment Center treats both adolescent and adult men and women suffering from either anorexia, bulimia or compulsive overeating. Our team has been treating these disorders for over 15 years and have developed a specialized eating disorders treatment track and individualized treatment plans for each specific patient. After a comprehensive psychiatric, medical and family dynamic evaluation, our eating disorders treatment team develops a customized plan to guide each individual’s path to recovery.

Eating disorders can be very severe and there are many health conditions that can occur. Anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating can not be ignored and need immediate attention. Here are some general signs and symptoms of an individual dealing with an eating disorder.

  • Fatigue
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Dizziness/Fainting
  • Weakness
  • Chest Pain
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Broken Bones
  • Use of Diet Pills, Laxatives, Enemas
  • Brittle Hair and Nails
  • Bloated/Heartburn
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Loss of Muscle Mass
  • Obsession with Exercise
  • Obsession with Food/Calories/Weight
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Pale/Gray Appearance to Skin
  • Vague/Secretive Eating Patterns

Successful Treatment Starts with an Accurate Diagnosis

Accurate diagnosis is extremely important in treating eating disorders. A misdiagnosis can prolong the illness, making recovery more difficult and in some cases can become deadly. Eating disorders are very complicated diseases that are biologically based, can be treated successfully and can affect individuals of all ages, genders, economic status, and ethnicity groups. Please call our admissions department for a free and confidential assesment at 800-226-0301.