Fairwinds Treatment Center Tampa FL

Teenage Eating Disorders Tampa FL

Nourish, Grow & Flourish

Growing up has never been easy. And today’s added social media pressures don’t make it any easier. Our program is designed to help your teen learn how to love and accept themselves, overcome their eating disorder and get their bright future back on track.

How Teenage Eating Disorders Differ

As teenagers grow into their bodies, learning to love and accept themselves is crucial. However, it’s hard to do with 24/7 pressures to live up to Instagram imagery. Today’s unrealistic beauty standards combined with the confusion and stress of puberty make teens more susceptible to developing an eating disorder, which may include:
Teens suffering from the disorder starve themselves of their needed fuel and nutrition in a bid to lose more weight—no matter how thin they become.
Teens enter a vicious cycle of binge-eating food and then purging their bodies by vomiting, taking laxatives, taking diuretics, excessive exercising and/or fasting.
Teens overeat, gorging food to the point of making themselves ill.

Teenage Eating Disorder Symptoms

If your teen is suffering from an eating disorder, they may try to hide the signs. Look for changes in their daily habits and appearance, including symptoms like:

Treatments Tailored for Teens

We know that an eating disorder is not as simple as wanting to lose weight. These complex disorders often stem from an underlying cause, such as anxiety, depression or personal trauma. Our team of dual-diagnosis experts are specially trained to diagnose and treat your child’s underlying conditions, which will help them conquer body issues and rebuild their self-esteem. Our treatment plan for your teen may include:
One-on-one sessions exploring your child’s unique relationship with food and its root causes.
Working with others on exercises to improve communication and ways to deal with daily, stressful situations.
Addresses family dysfunction that may contribute to the chaos, stress, and anxiety that aids compulsive and disordered eating practices.
Nutritionists create fresh, nutrient-rich meals while our staff works with your teen to coach them through mealtime triggers.
Thanks to Fairwinds, I confronted my eating disorder and have maintained a strong recovery.
Fairwinds Treatment Center Tampa FL

Take the first step toward your child’s recovery today.