Interdisciplinary health professionals, including psychiatrists and psychologists along with experts in nutrition and fitness are brought together to provide the core services.
The UF Health Eating Disorder Recovery Center will offer several inpatient and outpatient services through multiple evidenced-based methods of treatment, including medical monitoring, cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and interventions derived from socio-cultural theories to address the cognitive and emotional barriers that keep individuals from healthy eating.Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating are eating disorders that are dangerous but treatable. Forty percent of newly identified cases of anorexia are in girls 15 to 19 years old. Puberty and late teen to early adult years are the peak onset of eating disorders, but symptoms can occur as young as kindergarten. Eating disorders do not only affect females. There are not many solid statistics available on the prevalence of eating disorders in males, but it is believed to be more common than reflected in statistics due to under-diagnosis. It is estimated that one fourth of anorexia diagnoses in children are in males. (Statistics from the National Eating Disorders Association)
A recent study from the Archives of General Psychiatry revealed that eating disorders may be linked to elevated mortality rates, specifically from suicide among individuals with anorexia. Another study, from United Kingdom researchers, found that there are risks to a woman's fertility that are associated with eating disorders.
For more information about services offered through the UF Health Eating Disorder Recovery Center, please call 352-265-EDRC (3372)
To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Eating Disorder Recovery Center, please contact 352-265-EDRC(3372).
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