Eating Disorders

Eating or not eating to feel better about yourself, to avoid your feelings, or to try to feel like you’re in control is not healthy. This misuse of food is called an eating disorder. Eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and compulsive overeating. They are all serious emotional problems that can have life-threatening physical consequences.

ANOREXIA NERVOSA is characterized primarily by self-starvation and excessive weight-loss. It can be very serious, even deadly. Most people with anorexia are thin but don’t see themselves that way. Weight is lost through fasting, excessive exercise, and/or purging.


SYMPTOMS OF ANOREXIA:

  • Loss of at least 15% of body weight
  • Intense fear of weight gain
  • Distorted body image
  • In females, loss of three consecutive menstrual periods
  • Insistence of keeping weight below a healthy minimum

BULIMIA is characterized primarily by a cycle of binge eating followed by purging. After eating compulsively, a bulimic will throw up, take laxatives or pills to make the body lose water weight, engage in excessive exercise, or fast (eat no food at all). Negative effects include: ulcers, hernias, ruptured stomach or esophagus, dental problems, even heart attacks.



SYMPTOMS OF BULIMIA:

  • Repeated episodes of binge eating and purging
  • Feeling out of control during a binge
  • Purging after a binge
  • Frequent dieting
  • Extreme concern with body weight and shape

COMPULSIVE OVEREATING is characterized primarily by periods of impulsive or continuous overeating and dieting resulting in recurrent weight gain and loss. Compulsive overeaters eventually become addicted to food, losing control over the amounts of food they eat. Compulsive overeaters are not always overweight. Body weight may vary from normal to mild, moderate, or severe obesity.

SYMPTOMS OF COMPULSIVE OVEREATING:

  • Unable to control food intake
  • Repeated attempts to diet, but weight is always gained back, plus additional pounds
  • Feelings of guilt or shame after eating
  • Eating for emotional comfort, to escape worries or trouble
  • Eating when not hungry
  • Eating sensibly in front of others, then bingeing when alone

LISTINGS

A New Journey: Eating Disorder Center

Partial Day treatment program intensfive outpatient program with transitional living. Facility treats eating disorders for adults and adolescents. Provides family and individual therapy, as well as meal planning and nutritional education.



2121 Cloverfield Blvd,
Santa Monica, CA 90404

http://anewjourney.net

844-334-7879


Carolyn E. Wylie Center for Children, Youth, and Families

Substance abuse and family counseling, individual counseling, crisis intervention including assessments for suicide and child abuse; parenting; occupational physical therapy; speech therapy; and integration therapy.



4164 Brockton Ave,
Riverside, CA 92501

M-Th 8am-9pm & F 8am-5pm

http://wyliecenter.org/

(951) 683-5193


David & Margaret Youth and Family Services

Residential and outpatient treatment program for self-injury, eating disorders, internet addiction, and substance abuse. 



1350 3rd St,
La Verne, CA 91750

http://thehealinghousela.com/

909-596-5921

909-596-7583


Door of Hope 4 Teens

Hotline and texting services provides advice for teens who struggle with cutting, depression, eating disorders, bullying, and other emotional struggles. Also provides email advice on website.



TN

Sun, Tues, Thurs 8:30pm-10:30pm EST                                                                     

http://doorofhope4teens.org

803-570-2061


Eating Disorder Hope

Eating Disorder Hope™ offers education, support, and inspiration to eating disorder sufferers across the United States. Resources include articles on eating disorder treatment options, support groups, recovery tools and more.



https://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/recovery/support-groups


Masada Homes

Substance abuse counseling, co-occurring disorder services, parenting, and domestic violence support. FSP and wraparound.



108 W Victoria St,
Gardena, CA 90248

M-F 8:30am-5:30pm

http://masadahomes.org/

310-715-2020


Monte Nido Eating Disorder Treatment Centers

Residential treatment center designed and created by recovered professionals to heal women suffering from anorexia, bulimia, and exercise addiction. Also has day treatment.



27162 Sea Vista Dr,
Malibu, CA 90265

M-F 9am-5:30pm

http://montenido.com/

310-457-9958

888-228-1253


National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)

Toll free helpline to connect people with support, information, or referrals to treatment providers throughout the US.                                                                                               



165 W 46th St,
New York, NY 10036

M-F 9am-5pm

http://nationaleatingdisorders.org/

800-931-2237

212-575-6200


Overeaters Anonymous – Riverside

Provides information, literature and referrals to meetings within the community. 



Riverside, CA 92517

http://oa.org/intergroup/inland-empire-ig/

951-715-2080


Overeaters Anonymous (Los Angeles)

Main LA Office: (323) 653-7652
San Gabriel Valley: (626) 335-3355
San Fernando Valley: (818) 881-4776
Information Line: (562) 493-9030

For all types of eating disorders information and referrals to LA area 12-steps meetings. 



20121 Ventura Boulevard, #315,
woodland Hills, CA 91364

http://oalaig.org/

323-653-7499

323-653-7652


Rebecca’s House

Programs and counseling for eating disorders as well as drug and alcohol abuse. 



23861 El Toro Rd,
Lake Forest, CA 92630

M-F 9am-6pm

http://rebeccashouse.org/

800-711-2062


Something Fishy

Dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to people with Eating Disorders, and their loved-ones… since 1995.



http://www.something-fishy.org

(866) 418-1207


UCLA – Eating Disorders

Intensive outpatient program for eating disorders and inpatient, group therapy.



Los Angeles, CA 90095

M-F 8am-5pm Call for appointments

http://eatingdisorders.ucla.edu

310-948-8170


UCLA-Neuropscchiartic Hospital

Comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services.

In addition to the above resources see Counseling section since most counseling agencies will treat people with eating disorders.



760 Westwood Plaza,
Los Angeles, CA 90095

M-F 8am-5pm

http://semel.ucla.edu

800-825-9989


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