Eating disorders are complex mental health conditions that are characterised by an overwhelming preoccupation with appearance, body shape and weight, which causes individuals to develop extremely unhealthy eating habits and behaviours. These behaviours may include limiting the amount of food that they consume, eating large amounts of food in one sitting even when they are not hungry, or trying to remove calories from their body using harmful techniques such as laxative abuse, excessive exercise or induced vomiting. Without expert eating disorder treatment, the destructive eating habits that are associated with these complex conditions can be extremely detrimental to an individual’s physical and psychological health, and can even be fatal.
At Priory, we are dedicated to providing each and every one of our eating disorder patients with a truly personalised treatment and recovery journey, and ensure that you are placed at the centre of your treatment, instead of adopting a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Instead of simply looking at your physical symptoms and food intake, our bespoke eating disorder treatment programmes are designed to identify and address the emotional issues and underlying triggers that underpin and exacerbate your eating disorder. Our specialists will help you to understand the factors that are contributing to your illness, teach you skills and coping mechanisms, and empower you to achieve a full and sustainable recovery. We can also work with your family and carers to help them to understand how best to support you.
All of the eating disorder treatment that we deliver at Priory adheres to robust National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines, ensuring that the therapy and support that you receive with us is of the highest quality. In addition, our highly trained team of eating disorder psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and other healthcare professionals, many of whom are published experts in their field, are committed to remaining up to date with current research, in order to ensure that their practice is guided by the very latest thinking. Therefore, at Priory, we are extremely well-placed to deliver outstanding eating disorder treatment, and produce the most positive outcomes for each individual who seeks support with us.
We are able to provide established treatment for a range of eating disorders, including:
- Anorexia nervosa
- Bulimia nervosa
- Binge eating disorder (BED)
- Other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED), also known as ‘atypical eating disorders’ or ‘eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS)’
At Priory, we are able to deliver a broad array of tried and tested eating disorder treatment programmes, as well as a variety of therapy types and formats, enabling you to address your problems and return to a healthy, happy and fulfilling life. The type and combination of therapeutic methods that we use for each individual depends on your personal requirements and is guided by the bespoke package of care that will be designed exclusively for you.
Treatment programmes at Priory
The type of treatment that is recommended with depend upon the severity of your eating disorder and symptoms, as well as other indicators such as your body mass index (BMI) and physical health. For those who are more severely ill, residential treatment may be required. There are a number of treatment programmes that you can benefit from at Priory, which are tailored according to your individual needs and requirements. For more information on the treatment programmes that are offered at Priory, you can visit our treatment programmes page, or click on the links below: