Eating Disorders

Fairwinds Treatment Center Offers a Dual Diagnosis Approach to Eating Disorder Treatment in Clearwater, Florida

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Our approach to eating disorder treatment

While many people mistakenly believe that an eating disorder is primarily about a person’s eating habits and physical appearance, we believe that it is often an expression of underlying mental, psychological or emotional pain. That’s why we use a unique and effective approach, combining clinical treatment and therapeutic counseling. We personalize these treatment plans to meet each patient’s individual needs, promoting healing of the mind, body and spirit and putting them on the path to lasting and sustainable wellness.

Anorexia Nervosa 

Anorexia, one of the most common disorders, is characterized by deliberate starvation. People with this condition often obsess about their weight and the types of food they eat. This fixation leads sufferers to maintain a body weight that is dangerously lower than the healthy requirement for their age and height

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Bulimia Nervosa

Those who suffer from bulimia nervosa obsess over how much food they eat and their weight. Sufferers often feel like they’ve lost control over their dietary habits, leading them to binge eat. These binging periods are then followed by purging sessions to prevent weight gain. Many people associate bulimia with self-induced vomiting, but it may also involve the misuse of laxatives and diuretics, fasting or excessive exercise. If you or a loved one is struggling with these behaviors, click below to learn more about the Eating Disorder treatment programs at Fairwinds Treatment Center.

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At Fairwinds Treatment Center in Clearwater, Florida, we provide a unique and effective treatment approach that combines psychological and emotional support with nutritional guidance. Our medical professionals know that every patient is fighting their own intensely personal battle. With that in mind, our Eating Disorder programs are tailored to the needs of each individual and their family. We operate a small, comfortable residential treatment center where you or your loved one can take the time necessary to truly heal.

Teenage Eating Disorders

Fairwinds Specializes in Treating Adolescents with Eating Disorders

As one of the nation’s leading teenage eating disorder treatment centers, Fairwinds recognizes that our patients do not exist in a vacuum. That’s why we offer family treatment services to improve communication between adolescents and their parents and siblings, establish positive family dynamics and pave the way for long-term health.

Tips for Parents

Too often parents dismiss eating disorders off as a “phase” or a simple case of low self-esteem, but they represent severe mental illness and can prove fatal if not treated.

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Male Eating Disorder Treatment

Many people mistakenly believe that males can’t develop issues like anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating. While these potentially life-threatening conditions are more common among females, they can target both men and women from any race or background. In fact, the number of male eating disorder patients is currently on the rise.

Male Eating Disorders

Compulsive Eating Disorder

Compulsive eating disorder, also known as binge eating, occurs when a person has an obsessive, compulsive relationship to food. Sufferers experience repeated periods of continuous eating without regular compensatory behaviors.

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Nutrition Services

Fairwinds Treatment Center uses a non-diet approach for bulimia or anorexia treatment. Upon admission to our facility and initial assessment, the attending physician and the registered dietitian will work together to determine a treatment plan that considers caloric intake, final goal weight, menu planning and the psycho-therapeutic steps needed for recovery.

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If you are ready to discuss treatment for yourself or a loved one, the Fairwinds admissions team is here to help.



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