There are a lot of different treatment options for someone who has been diagnosed with an eating disorder. Treatment is difficult and can often take a long time. Some of the different types of treatment are:
Group Support – this can be good because you get the support of others who know exactly what you’re going through, and exactly how you feel.
Therapy – this can be a good option because you get a lot of interaction with someone who is very experienced in treating disorders. There are tons of different types of therapists and types of therapy to choose from.
Dietitian – Dietitians will focus on the health and nutritional aspects of your recovery. They can promote a healthier relationship with food.
The Maudsley Method – this method is designed for children or adolescents with an eating disorder. It puts the parents in charge of monitoring the child’s recovery. It involves every family member.
12-Step Programs – One of the main components of the 12-step programs is the idea of having a “sponsor” to hold you responsible for your actions.
Eating Disorders Anonymous or EDA has groups all over the country. They have two regularly meeting groups in Utah. One in Salt Lake and one in Orem.