Icarus Behavioral Health Offers Information on Residential Eating Disorder Treatment for Anorexia and More
April 21, 2023 at 16:08
Albuquerque, New Mexico -
Icarus Behavioral Health, a leading mental health treatment center in Albuquerque, NM, has released new resources and programs related to eating disorder treatment. The first article provides information and resources for those who are seeking residential care for anorexia in New Mexico. The second resource focuses on the comprehensive eating disorder tests and assessments developed and provided by Icarus Behavioral Health to help diagnose and treat people struggling with different kinds of eating disorder. The third blog post explains the long term effects of bulimia.
Anorexia nervosa is a serious kind of eating disorder that may be fatal through malnutrition or the long-term impact of starvation if the disorder is left untreated. Icarus Behavioral Health provides a holistic approach for their inpatient treatment services for eating disorders in New Mexico. As such, they employ a team of medical professionals who ensure that the patient is physically healthy while they treat the patient’s mental health issues.
Icarus Behavioral Health ensures that the patient is medically stable because anorexia can be life-threatening if proper medical stabilization is not provided. The long-term effects of anorexia may include heart problems that can be fatal. In addition, they also provide 24-hour nursing care, individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. Individual therapy is designed to help the patient cope with mood and mindset. They also use dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help the patient cope with uncomfortable emotions. Family therapy is also important because the patient’s family dynamics often play an important role in their eating disorder.
Meanwhile, with an online assessment for disorder eating that was developed by Icarus Behavioral Health, they can help people who believe they may have an eating disorder or that their loved one is suffering from it. They have developed comprehensive tests to help in the diagnosis and treatment of people struggling with different forms of eating disorders. These tests include a comprehensive medical evaluation, psychological evaluation, and nutritional evaluation.
One way to assess the presence of an eating disorder is through a self-report questionnaire such as the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI). The EDI questionnaire has 96 items that cover a wide range of topics, such as weight, shape, and eating behaviors. It usually takes around 20 to 30 minutes to complete the EDI and professionals can use it to help diagnose eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating.
The third article focuses on the long-term health effects of bulimia. Bulimia nervosa is characterized by binge eating and self-induced vomiting or taking laxatives. However, the purging behavior may have lasting effects on the patient’s health. This behavior may result in malnutrition which may lead to heart problems.
With the body deprived of food, the body turns to burn muscle when the body is starved. Since the heart is also a muscle, it gets affected by malnutrition and starvation. Not only will the patient suffer from a weakened heart muscle but also from other medical complications, such as heart palpitations and low blood pressure. Other possible negative health effects include damage to the mouth and the gastrointestinal tract, electrolyte imbalance, hormonal imbalances and disruptions to the menstrual cycle, and problems with the hair, skin, and nails.
Icarus Behavioral Health maintains a facility that provides individualized and evidence-based drug and alcohol rehab treatment and other mental health services in New Mexico and throughout the Southwest. They are known as a top notch behavioral healthcare provider of personalized and evidence-based treatment for a wide range of drug or alcohol abuse and mental health issues. Their rehab treatment facilities leverage the natural attractions located in New Mexico and in the Southwest to provide an environment that makes it easier for clients to be on their way to recovery. Furthermore, they have been successfully providing services for maternal mental wellness or mental health due to their in-depth knowledge and experience with regard to the specific needs of their community in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, and also in various places in the Southwest.
Those who want to gain more information about mental health disorders and addiction, such as understanding the effects of prolonged bulimic behavior, can visit the Icarus Behavioral Health website or contact them by phone or email. Those seeking immediate placement in their programs for disordered eating are encouraged to call directly and assured that all calls are strictly confidential.
For more information about Icarus Behavioral Health, contact the company here:
Icarus Behavioral Health
8601 Golf Course Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114