Fairwinds Treatment Center helps individuals who are suffering from eating disorders on their path to long-term recovery. Dr. Pauline Powers leads the eating disorders program at Fairwinds, and has been a nationally renowned expert in the field of eating disorder treatment for the last 40 years.
Patients also benefit from the dual diagnosis methodology pioneered by our founder, Dr. M.K. (Khal) El-Yousef. Dr. El-Yousef believes that dual diagnosis is crucial for treating not only physical but also psychological conditions of eating disorders. To enjoy the best recovery experience possible, patients must work through both therapeutic counseling as well as clinical therapy.
It's often difficult to tell if a friend or family member is suffering from anorexia, because dieting and weight-obsession are so often accepted parts of our culture. However, there are some signs that you can look for to see if there actually is a problem. For instance, take notice if your loved one has an intense fear of gaining weight or a skewed perception of how thin they actually are, because these can be signs of anorexia. Other physical signs include the absence of menstrual cycles, anemia, stress fractures, excessive restriction of food or appearing emaciated.
You can help your loved one to begin their recovery process simply by being supportive and communicative with them. Understand that this condition is a disease that they are struggling with, and not a conscious choice that they're making. Healing from anorexia is a lifelong undertaking that requires the support of family and friends. Fairwinds offers a safe, healthy and supportive environment where patients can begin this process.
At Fairwinds, we believe that by treating one patient, we're healing a family, and by healing a family we're making society stronger. If you or your loved one is suffering from anorexia, don't delay seeking help and support.