Eating Disorders Therapy

Eating Disorders Treatment

At Castle Craig rehab clinic we treat patients with addictive disorders and who have mild Bulimia Nervosa or Binge-Eating Disorder. Our management of eating disorders is incorporated into our addiction treatment programme.

Patients with eating disorders will be assessed and cared for by our skilled multidisciplinary team. We are unable to offer treatment to those with severe active Anorexia Nervosa. Eating disorder treatment will be integrated with treatment for addictive disease.

Assessment

We screen patients with co-occurring eating disorders in order to assess their suitability for admission.  Once your admission has been agreed, a more detailed and specific history is obtained. Diagnostic tests are used to further assess the level of your eating disorder. Having gathered the necessary assessment data your therapist will develop a personalised treatment plan.

Medical and Nursing Supervision

Doctors and nurses will provide appropriate assessment and supervision and this includes the monitoring of electrolytes, weight and eating behaviour.

Therapy for Eating Disorders

Our view is that an eating disorder is an illness in which a problematic relationship with food has developed. Other characteristics of those who suffer with an eating disorder may include a negative body image, perfectionism, impulsivity and low self-esteem. We will assist you to address these and other issues in a safe environment where you will be supported by trained and experienced staff.

Our management of eating disorders utilises a group and community based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach. CBT Groups are interactive and psycho-educational and there is an introduction to the 12 steps of Obsessive Eaters Anonymous (OEA).

“Cognitive behavioural therapy, in the context of specific eating disorders treatment, offers the best evidence-based treatment so far.” Glynis Read, PhD. Eating Disorders Specialist, Castle Craig. (7)

The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines indicate: CBT-BN FOR Bulimia Nervosa, CBT-BED for Binge Eating Disorder and Interpersonal Psychotherapy and/or Family Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa.

Diet and Food Preparation

Our chefs provide three healthy and nutritious meals and snacks for patients each day. Patients with eating disorders are encouraged and supported to establish a pattern of normal eating.  Dietary advice may be requested from a dietician.