An eating disorder isn't a lifestyle choice but a serious mental health condition. The clinical team at Rappore, a telehealth-based mental health practice headquartered in Manhattan, New York, provides individualized care for eating disorders, including teletherapy and telepsychiatry. Their licensed clinicians help patients in multiple states, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Texas.
Eating disorders are a group of disorders characterized by obsessive, ruminative thoughts about food, weight, and/or body shape and size. These thoughts are accompanied by extreme and unhealthy changes in eating behaviors. Eating disorders can have a major—even life-threatening—impact on peoples’ lives and are most often diagnosed in adolescent girls and young women. Eating disorders affect physical, psychological, and social well-being. It is not uncommon for people suffering from eating disorders to also suffer from depression and anxiety. Eating disorders are caused by biological, psychological, and social factors. The media's idealization of thinness in our culture has contributed to the rise in eating disorders over the last 25 years.
At the time of your consultation, you will be encouraged to explore your specific relationship with food and how disordered eating may be negatively impacting your life. A thorough assessment of depression and anxiety symptoms is also performed. Based on a careful review of all relevant information, your clinician will be able to provide recommendations for appropriate therapeutic interventions and levels of care.
Rappore’s experienced clinicians take a personalized approach to treating your eating disorder and any other comorbid diagnoses such as depression and anxiety. Some evidence based treatments for eating disorders include: