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What is an Eating Disorder?

Eating Disorder Treatment - Compulsive Overeating / Binge Eating Disorder - Anorexia & Bulimia

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What is an eating disorder, and how do you know if you or a loved one needs eating disorder treatment? A Place of Hope had provided compassionate treatment for eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and compulsive overeating for 25 years, and in that time we've created a unique and highly effective whole person approach to therapy for eating disorders. We believe in addressing the physical, emotional, relational, nutritional, spiritual and intellectual issues at play, because by doing so we can pinpoint the root causes of your disorder and bring balance and order to your mind, body and spirit.

Turning Your Down into Up - New ReleaseNot dealing with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder or compulsive overeating will only makes these problems worse. But what if there was hope? What if through eating disorder treatment you could:

All of this is possible when you seek treatment for eating disorders at A Place of Hope.

We don't believe that you can force an eating disorder treatment on someone. Instead we believe that through an atmosphere of acceptance we can help you confront the issues that are behind your anorexia, compulsive overeating or binge eating disorder. We take the time to tailor treatment for eating disorders to the needs of you the individual, and provide a safe atmosphere where change can take place.

What is an eating disorder treatment program like at A Place of Hope? Here treatment for eating disorders is warm, welcoming, compassionate, all-encompassing and, most of all, highly effective.

Parental Involvement Important in the Prevention and
Awareness of Eating Disorders

Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC, Founder and Director of Eating Disorder Hope and Debra Cooper, Expert Writer on eating disorders.

Eating disorders are now epidemic in the United States. Approximately 11 million women and girls struggle with anorexia and bulimia. Although the average age of onset is 14, girls are being diagnosed as young as eight. » read more

Consumer's Guide PDF

Consumer's guide to getting help for an eating disorder.
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Intensive treatment for all types of eating disorders.
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Celebs With Eating Disorders

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People in the news with various eating disorders

Lady Gaga Launches Campaign to Help People With Eating Disorders
Lady Gaga is opening up about her struggles with an eating disorder, deciding instead to flaunt her so-called curvy flaws and launching a campaign for others to do the same. Firing back at tabloid attacks on her 25-pound weight gain, the singer posted photos of herself wearing only a bra and panties on her website Tuesday. See Full Article »

Celebrity Eating Disorders

Please do not be fooled by all the hype to be thin like many of the celebrities. Their anorexic/bulimic behavior has forced many of them to be hospitalized. Eating Disorders are not glamorous, but very dangerous.
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Latest Caring Online Blog Posts

The Reality of Men and Eating Disorders Today
02/27/2015 Eating disorders are often stereotypically associated with young females. This misconception is increasingly invalid as eating disorders continue to indiscriminatingly wreak havoc on all types of lives. One major segment of the... » read more
How to Achieve Emotional Freedom from Food
01/30/2015 Can the person for whom food and eating has become so twisted be healed? Yes! There is something amazing that occurs when past hurts are resolved and the substitute of food is no longer needed. We’ve seen people change who have... » read more

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