Although eating disorders are not as common as major depressive disorder, they can be all-consuming and life-threatening. In the U.S., an estimated 20 million females and 10 million males suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some point in their lifetime. Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder are characterized by extreme emotions, attitudes and behaviors surrounding weight and food. Our eating disorder resources reflect our unique and compassionate approach to treatment. At The Ranch, we provide a nurturing, nonjudgmental place where clients work with a multidisciplinary team on the many psychological, biological and environmental factors that can fuel eating disorders.
Our resource articles detail the symptoms behind the compulsive and overly restrictive eating behaviors individuals develop to cope with complex biological, psychological and social issues. Learn the difference between bulimia and anorexia and facts about a related condition called anorexia athletica. You’ll also discover the truth about binge eating disorder, the most common eating disorder in the U.S. From signs to watch for and how diagnoses are made, to underlying causes and treatment, these articles separate fact from fiction and provide critical insights on these dangerous conditions. By educating clients, family members, friends and anyone touched by eating disorders, we not only hope to dispel misconceptions, but provide accurate information that encourages people to seek treatment.