About Eating Disorders
According to the Mayo Clinic, “hospitalization may be necessary if you have serious physical or mental health problems or if you have anorexia and are unable to eat or gain weight. Severe or life-threatening physical health problems that occur with anorexia can be a medical emergency. In many cases, the most important goal of hospitalization is to stabilize acute medical symptoms through beginning the process of normalizing eating and weight. The majority of eating and weight restoration takes place in the outpatient setting.” Pacific Solstice is a trusted resource to care for the whole person, preventing other health problems and developing nurturing relationships.
Why There Is Hope for Eating Disorders
Life after a diagnosis has as much life in it as we train ourselves for. At Pacific Solstice, care means creating comfort and safety for you. Although there are other conditions that may need to be addressed alongside an eating disorder, your treatment plan becomes a process of conditioning how you see yourself and others. Freedom emerges the more you are able to trust yourself, trust us. As you consider what’s best, here are two helpful websites: National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders (F.E.A.S.T.).
Helping A Loved One and Early Intervention for Eating Disorders
If you or a loved one feel obsessed with exercise, food, body, social environments with food or drink, the scale, clothing size or calories you are not alone. Call us at 949.200.7929 for an appointment with our Medical Team. Our clinic is conveniently located next to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.
How We Treat Eating Disorders
Medical care, psychotherapy, recreation and psychiatry are a few ingredients in our care. Family care is probably the most important part of the treatment of any eating disorder. Left untreated, or misunderstood, the individual is in danger. Screening and assessment of mood, safety, behavior and cognition occur more than weekly.
What Does Ongoing Care Look Like for an Eating Disorder
A healthy weight and meal planning are not first at Pacific Solstice. First is getting to know you, your patterns, your childhood and the years leading up to the eating disorder. Although your nursing care plan does include nutrition support and adaptogenic herbs, psychotherapy is your first two weeks in probably the most important part.