Finding the Right Eating Disorder Treatment Center

Posted on 22. Jan, 2014 by in Disorders

Treatment for an eating disorder typically involves mechanisms to impede the destructive behaviors while teaching proper nutrition to maintain good physical health.  Those who suffer from an eating disorder often will benefit from an inpatient treatment center because the patient lives at the facility and their main focus is recovery.  When searching for an eating disorder treatment center there are a lot of factors to take into consideration including testimonials/references, types of treatment provided, and the cost.

First, testimonials and references will give you a great starting point.  If you hear amazing things about a place, most likely they or someone they know has dealt with the center and were happy with the outcome.  Likewise, if bad comments are made about a center it might be smart to stay away from that specific facility.  Often mixed reviews will be heard and can cause confusion.  In that case it would be a good idea to visit the facility and discuss with an employee the negative comments you have heard.  Touring a facility before admission is a great way to get a good idea of the type of treatment that will be received.

It is important to research the type of treatment that will be given at each eating disorder treatment center.  Knowing the end goal and exact plan that will be taken to get a patient to recovery is key.  Each center uses different methods from group activities to psychological therapy.  Ensure to find out how long the treatment plan is supposed to take so you can plan your life accordingly with work and family.

Treatment centers are not cheap, however some are covered by insurance.  Many facilities can work with certain insurance programs.  It never hurts to ask an eating disorder treatment center if they provide full or partial scholarships.  Even a partial scholarship could save you a lot of money in the long run.

Take the time to do your research before enrolling yourself or someone else in a treatment center.  A center that fits the needs and wants of the patient is extremely essential in proper and lasting recovery.

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