Welcome To Futures of Palm Beach – Residential Treatment Program for Eating Disorders
Our Treatment Program
What We Treat
Cutting one’s caloric intake to the point of starvation is the defining characteristic of anorexia nervosa. Unfortunately, severe dehydration and the breakdown of major organ systems can be the result. Patients are usually significantly underweight.
Binge eating sessions followed by attempting to purge those calories through laxative use, vomiting, or extreme exercise before they are absorbed by the body characterizes bulimia. Unfortunately, this rarely achieves weight loss and can cause numerous health problems. Patients are usually of normal weight or slightly overweight.
Binge Eating Disorder+
Binge eating sessions without purging afterward defines the most commonly diagnosed disorder in the United States. Obesity and a number of related chronic ailments are often the result.
Night Eating Syndrome+
People with NES may have troublesome sleeping patterns. One may compulsively eat when experiencing insomnia, but unlike those who suffer from disorders involving sleep-walking and eating, individuals suffering from NES are actually awake during their nightly food binges.
EDNOS: Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified+
When a patient exhibits disordered eating habits but not enough or more than the habits that define one of the above disorders, they are diagnosed with EDNOS. Extreme exercise, caloric restriction based on food theory or philosophy with the goal of weight control, and addiction to drugs that enhance weight loss are just a few examples.
Eating Disorders in males are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s society. Obsession with body image and ritualistic eating habits can have a serious effect on men and boys suffering from an eating disorder because males are much less likely to seek treatment. At Futures of Palm Beach, we offer the same comprehensive program to males, and we specialize in addressing the gender-specific differences associated with eating disorders and the effects on the body and the mind.
Why it Works
- Ph.D.-level Mental Health Treatment and Medical Professionals
- Evidence-based treatment
- 1-on-1 Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Individual Nutritional Counseling
- Recovery Coaching and Aftercare Services
- World-Class Facilities
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Conveniently located in beautiful Palm Beach County, Futures of Palm Beach is just minutes from beautiful sandy beaches and scenic ocean views. Our exclusive treatment facility provides a private setting to promote healing and wellness in one of the most stunning locations in the country.
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The Futures Difference
Executive Director Tim Worden, PhD
More About Eating Disorders
Common Eating Disorder Diagnoses
Patients can develop disordered eating habits due to any combination of social, environmental, emotional, biological, and psychological factors. Though many are quick to blame the media’s glorification of waif-like models as the female ideal, most patients report that issues of self-esteem or feeling a lack of control in their personal lives often drive them to micromanage their eating habits. When this adds up to disordered eating habits in certain combinations, an eating disorder diagnosis can result.
Effective Eating Disorder Treatment Options
No matter what the specific characteristics of your loved one’s eating disorder, there are a few therapies that have been proven to be effective in treatment.
- Personal therapy. Meeting with a therapist on a one-on-one basis can help the patient to address underlying trauma – even physical or sexual abuse – that may be driving the issues of poor self-esteem. Learning to build confidence in things that are more solid than appearance is a huge part of moving forward in recovery.
- Family therapy. Family members will need to learn more about how they can effectively help their loved one avoid disordered eating habits, be more generous and understanding about underlying issues, and avoid inadvertently increasing stress levels.
- Support groups. Peers who are living under the same stressors and struggling with the same behaviors and issues can offer support to one another as they all move closer to a more balanced relationship with food.
- Nutritional counseling. Learning how to eat for optimum health rather than for massive weight loss can help patients find control through food that is positive.