When a person suffers from an eating disorder, the person experiences an obsession with their body weight and food consumption. Although anyone can develop an eating disorder, eating disorders typically impact young women. If left unchecked, eating disorders and associated eating habits can lead to lasting health consequences.
Our comprehensive, patient-centered treatment programs combine evidence-based medical and therapeutic care methods. We are committed to producing the best clinical outcomes possible for our patients and their families. We understand that eating disorders arise from a combination of factors, and we look forward to helping each patient reach their behavioral health goals.
Our eating disorder treatment programs can help
At Reno Behavioral Health Hospital, we treat a variety of eating disorders. Eating disorders that we regularly treat include:
- Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Compulsive eating
- Emotional eating
Of course, the above list is not an exhaustive list of all eating disorders. If a patient has a less common eating disorder, we can tailor treatment programs to fit the patient’s needs.
Core concepts for patient care
Our clinical staff considers several core concepts when building each patient’s care plan. These core concepts for patient care include:
- Maintaining Safety and Structure (diagnostic impressions and medication adjustments).
- Teaching patients to identify their specific triggers that can lead to trauma reactions.
- Developing self-regulation skills to produce healthy outcomes.
- Creating a Wellness Recovery Plan including eating disorder triggers, warning signs, new self-regulation skills, and emergency plans.
We combine the Patient Core Concepts with the evidence-based model of Intuitive Eating and the addition of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Treatment (DBT), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).
A patient’s eating disorder treatment team
At Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, we understand the importance of a caring clinical team. During a stay with us, each patient will get to know the behavioral health professionals who will help them during their stay. Below are key members of a clinical care team for eating disorder treatment programs.
A psychiatrist trained in eating disorders oversees each patient’s treatment program. As part of each patient’s onboarding process, the psychiatrist administers a psychiatric evaluation. The evaluation helps the psychiatrist determine if there are any co-occurring psychiatric disorders or substance-use issues that may influence the patient’s treatment. The psychiatrist or their clinical designee visits each patient during daily rounds to evaluate patient progress.
Registered dietitians are an integral part of an eating disorder clinic’s staff. Registered dieticians work to complete health assessments and monitor the patient’s eating habits and nutritional status.
Medical internists complete a thorough physical evaluation for each patient, including a comprehensive review of the patient’s existing medications. The medical internist also collaborates with the patient’s psychiatrist to address medical issues that may contribute to the patient’s eating disorder.
Licensed therapists carry out clinical assessments, group and individual therapy sessions, transition planning, and coordination of the patient’s eating disorder treatment plan. Our eating disorder therapists also develop each patient’s Wellness Recovery Plan.
Registered nurses and mental health technicians
Our skilled team of registered nurses and mental health technicians monitors each patient’s medical status, psychological well-being, and eating behaviors around the clock. These team members help create a safe environment for people with eating disorders and help administer each patient’s structured daily program.
Contact Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital
Eating disorders do not have to be a part of a person’s life forever. While our clinical teams have a wealth of experience treating eating disorders, our teams also have years of experience treating substance abuse issues, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
To get started at Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital in Reno, Nevada, the first step is to contact our team. You can reach us at (755) 393-2200 at any time. On the phone, a member of our team can answer any questions you may have and help you schedule a free mental health assessment. The assessment will help the patient and the patient’s family determine if the eating disorder treatment center at Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital is the right choice.
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