Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified
We all have individual eating habits, many of which are healthy for us and enable a fulfilling life mentally and physically. However, sometimes our relationship with food can be damaging due to negative eating behaviours. Different combinations of these behaviours can be specified eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and bingeing or due to the complexities of eating disorders and their symptoms an Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS).
This is where an individual may have some but not all the symptoms of a specified eating disorder such as anorexic behaviours but remaining within a normal weight range, bulimic behaviours but the frequency of binges is reduced, using compensatory behaviours after small amounts of food for example vomiting or repeatedly chewing large amounts of food but not swallowing.
Whatever you behaviours and reasons for these behaviours, you can recover and improve the quality of your life. Capio Nightingale Hospital can help you take that vital step to regain a healthy and happy life. Please call us.
Our treatment approach
Based on current clinical evidence and put into practice by an experienced, multidisciplinary team of consultant psychiatrists, unit doctors, nurses, a dietician and specialist therapists, our approach to treatment is tailored to the individual.
Through intensive psychological and emotional support in group therapy sessions and individual counselling and psychotherapy you can understand underlying factors that have contributed to your eating disorder and find strategies to overcome it. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help you identify your negative thoughts and learn more positive emotional and behavioural responses to your beliefs about yourself and your eating. Family therapy can improve the way family members relate to each other and communicate and Occupational Therapy can support you practically in returning to a normal life.
Treatment tailored to you
We have the expertise to approach the support and treatment we offer adults and adolescents in a personal and flexible way to benefit you the most in your recovery. Treatments can be as an outpatient, day patient or inpatient.
Through therapy, education and alternative supportive approaches such as art and drama therapy, meditation and relaxation, life skills, sleep therapy and support groups for you and your family we aim to give you knowledge and coping skills to recover.
Young people with an eating disorder also benefit from a teacher to enable your education to continue.
Eating Disorder Specialists
Capio Nightingale has a number of Consultant Psychiatrists and Therapists that can help you through your eating disorder. It is vital you find a specialist that you can trust and work with on your recovery. If you cannot find the information you need on specialists and treatment programmes we would welcome your call so you feel secure in the decisions you make.
Please contact us confidentially on 020 7535 7700 24 hours a day.