Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses.
At the Center for Eating Disorders and Behavioral Wellness (CEDBW) we help patients restore energy and implement balance, flexibility, and trust through individualized evidence-based treatment. Patients and their families are welcomed and treated with an open heart, respecting their potential and recognizing their suffering. At CEDBW we help patients improve self-compassion and reduce judging mindsets. We also recognize that our patients have difficulty adjusting to change, struggle putting things in context, and suffer from rumination. These struggles – along with the fear of accepting a natural body weight, size, and shape – are the primary concerns.
The Center for Eating Disorders and Behavioral Wellness (CEDBW) is the only clinic in Northeast Arkansas and the surrounding areas that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Eating Disorders. Treatment of an Eating Disorder is very complex and our approach not only encompasses an individual’s physical well being, but also their mental and emotional health as well. At CEDBW, the goal is to incorporate basic skill usage by implementing both Dialectical Behavioral Therapy along with Cognitive-behavioral Therapy for a full and sustainable recovery. Our approach is holistic in nature in that the individual’s environment is considered and specific treatment goals are based on family/intimate relationships, medical history, school/careers, and everyday way of life. The atmosphere provided at CEDBW is supportive, empathetic and conducive to a full and lasting recovery. Individuals are welcomed no matter their shape, size, age, gender, or previous history of illness. By incorporating an evidenced-based approach, individuals live better lives by not being afraid, but instead being their true self. Get the professional help you need by calling CEDBW and taking the first step on the journey to a better, healthier you.
WHY SPECIALIZED CARE
Eating Disorders are complex, biologically based illnesses that affect thinking, emotional regulation, interpersonal functioning and medical health. Those who are vulnerable may become trapped in a pattern that is increasingly difficult to break, leading to persistent low weight, high weight, medical complications, increasingly obsessive thinking, and compulsive behavior. For these reasons, it is imperative that individuals seek treatment from providers who are uniquely trained in the treatment of eating disorders.
RECOGNIZING THE SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
- Consistently leaving the table within ten minutes after eating a meal
- Stirring or playing with food rather than eating
- Skipping meals consistently
- Skipping a meal and then overeating at another
- Consistent Fatigue
- Exercising more than 1.5 hours a day more than 4 days per week
- Consistently making remarks about “getting healthy”
- Restricting food or food groups
- Talking about particular food as “good” or “bad”
- Expressing concerns about being or becoming fat
- Gaining weight in treatment
- Rigid eating patterns
- Feeling out of control around food
- Purging: self-induced vomiting, laxative use, diet pills or diuretics, excessive exercising
- Using food as comfort
- Feeling that food is controlling your life
FACTS / STATS
Approximately 10 million females and 1 million males suffer from eating disorders. Unlike many diseases and conditions, there are no risk factors for eating disorders as they affect individuals across all ethnic, economic and cultural groups. The following facts highlight the dangers of eating disorders as well as the consequences if they are left untreated.
10-20% of those diagnosed with anorexia nervosa will die from complications secondary to the disorder.
Long-term complications associated with eating disorders include bone density loss and damage to the heart, kidneys and digestive tract.