Eating disorders can affect adult men and women, and the consequences can be life threatening and severe without treatment. Eating Disorder Solutions provides treatment for women and men ages 18 and older. We design highly individualized treatment programs that address the physical and psychological symptoms of the eating disorder for the best chance of recovery. Take a look at the signs of eating disorders in adults and treatment for eating disorders in adults and get in touch with Eating Disorder Solutions for more information.
Eating Disorders in Older Adults - The Emily Program
Typically associated with adolescents and young women, eating disorders also affect middle-aged or elderly women — although, until fairly recently, not much was known about prevalence in this older age group. Secrecy and shame are part of the disorder, and women may not seek help. This is particularly true if they fear being forced to gain unwanted weight or stigmatized as an older woman with a "teenager's disease. Despite underdiagnosis of eating disorders in older people, clinicians at treatment centers specializing in such issues report that they've seen an upswing in requests for help from older women.
This service has been developed to meet the needs of adults who require treatment for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and other specified feeding or eating disorders. We offer a wide range of programming that includes outpatient, day treatment, residential and relapse prevention services. While our main focus is excellence in patient care, we also highly value the role of education and research for all disciplines. This committed team provides evidenced base, compassionate care in partnership with other programs at LHSC and the community. For many individuals with eating disorders, outpatient treatment is an accessible and effective form of treatment on its own that does not require individuals to attend more intensive services.
Get help now. November 12, If we could, those of us at The Emily Program would scream it from the rooftops: Eating disorders do not discriminate!