Eating disorders are complex mental health conditions, with significant emotional and physical consequences. Individuals of all ages, genders, sizes and walks of life can find themselves struggling with eating concerns.
There is no single cause for eating disorders – there are genetic, psychological, and social risk factors – but what we do know is that eating disorders are not a choice. While sometimes eating disorders begin with a preoccupation with food and weight, often they are about much more than food.
It’s a harmful myth that you can tell who has an eating disorder by the way they look. While some eating disorders are associated with weight loss, lots of people with an eating disorder don’t lose weight, and some may gain weight.
All eating, food and weight concerns require treatment – and that’s where we can help. Making the decision to reach out can be scary and overwhelming, but the earlier a person seeks treatment, the greater the likelihood of recovery. Our experienced team will work with you, to understand your fears and your motivations to change, so they can support you to achieve your goals.
“All of these people suffer from a serious, life-threatening Eating Disorder.”
What can we help you with?
We see all kinds of eating disorders at Redleaf. Below you can find information about some of the eating disorder diagnoses. It doesn’t matter if you have lots, or only a few of these concerns, it is important to get help.
You may also have other challenges, such as worries about anxiety, mood, body image and trauma, and we can support you with those too.