Eating Disorders

Finding Help for Eating Disorders

Many people go on a diet to lose weight. Sometimes dieting turns into an unhealthy relationship with food.

Eating disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life-threatening consequences. Sanford Health's Eating Disorders Program will help you regain control of your life and overcome those consequences.

What is an Eating Disorder?

Eating disorders are abnormal eating habits that negatively impact your health.

Though there are a few types of eating disorders, people suffering from eating disorders often share the following traits:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Fear of “getting fat”
  • Intense dislike or unhappiness with their body
  • Feelings of helplessness, anxiety, or depression

There are three main eating disorders:

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Binge eating

While the above names refer to three specific behaviors, people with disordered eating do not fall rigidly into one group. Often, someone with an eating disorder displays behaviors from all three of these categories.

Treatment for Eating Disorders

Getting help for an eating disorder is not easy. Every person’s triggers are different, and the idea of facing your illness may feel overwhelming. At Sanford Behavioral Health, we want to offer compassion and support.

We will help you find a treatment plan based on your needs.

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We can help you get you back on the path to physical and emotional well-being.

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