The lists below offers examples of the ways in which eating disorders become serious and potentially life threatening.
Before you treat someone as an outpatient, make sure the person’s health is stable.
Most individuals with eating disorders have mild to serious medical conditions directly related to their behaviors.
A number of your patients are going to need to be referred to an inpatient or residential program for psychiatric and/or medical care.
Some treatment facilities for eating disorders are not equipped to handle serious medical problems.
It takes time for the body to be affected, but once it is, the damage can be irreparable. For some, illness or injury is not enough to convince them to stop.