At Rader Programs, we understand that your life has been controlled by food and that losing or gaining weight has become your life’s focus. We realize that behaviors of binging, purging or self-starvation can cause you feelings of guilt and shame. Without proper treatment, eating disorders can be fatal. Willpower alone does not work because the disease itself needs to be addressed. But don’t worry, there is hope. At Rader Programs, we provide eating disorder treatment that focuses on keeping you healthy for the rest of your life.
Eating Disorder Treatment Process
The staff at Rader Eating Disorder Programs is made up of caring individuals who are committed to setting you on a path toward a lifetime of recovery. Our all-encompassing approach assists the affected individual and their family through all aspects of eating disorder treatment including medical, psychological, nutritional and physical components.
We understand that our patients are individuals, which is why we never take a one-treatment-fits-all approach. At our eating disorder treatment center we will work with you to develop the program that fits best with your life. Our 24-hour staff offers different levels of treatment to patients based upon the severity of their disorder and their individual needs.
On an acute and daycare basis, our programs a variety of services including:
- Individualized Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Exercise program
- Educational sessions
- Nutritional counseling
- Body Image group
- Creative Expression
- Stress Reduction
- Assertiveness Training
- Aftercare program
Common Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are characterized by severe disturbances in eating behavior. Underlying issues associated with eating disorders can include low self esteem, depression, feelings of loss of control, feelings of worthlessness, identity concerns, communication problems and an inability to cope with emotions.
Anorexia is characterized by a restriction of food and a refusal to maintain a healthy, minimal body weight. Anorexics obsessive desire to be thin can inspire behavior like excessive dieting, unhealthy amounts of exercise, and diuretic and laxative abuse.
Bulimics are caught in the devastating binging and purging cycle. After eating compulsively, the bulimic purges through self-induced vomiting. Bulimics often engage in compensatory behaviors like chew-spitting, diet pills, laxatives, vigorous exercise and other means to prevent weight gain.
Compulsive Overeating or Binge Eating
Compulsive overeaters do not have the ability to limit the amount of food they consume. They engage in bouts of binge eating in which they will eat past the point of fullness. Episodes of binge eating are often accompanied by feelings of depression and guilt. Binge eating often occurs in secret.
Individuals suffering from laxative abuse misuse laxatives as a means of purging to get rid of unwanted calories. Since most of the calories eaten are absorbed by the small intestine right after eating, the method of using laxatives for weight loss is actually ineffective.
Night Eating Syndrome
Night Eating Syndrome is a disorder in which affected individuals wake up in the night and are unable to return to sleep unless they eat something. Food eaten during night binges are often unhealthy. Affected individuals are often not hungry in the morning.
An individual suffering from purging disorder usually induces vomiting directly following any food eaten in an attempt to prevent weight gain. The most common form of compensatory behavior for individuals suffering from purging disorder is vomiting.
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