Eating disorders are a group of serious conditions characterized by abnormal eating habits that negatively impact a person’s physical and mental health. Eating disorders often involve a disturbance in body image and a fear of gaining weight. They can involve severe restriction of food intake, excessive exercise, or other forms of bingeing, such as vomiting or laxative use. These disorders can include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.
Homewood Health Centre offers Canada’s largest inpatient eating disorder program to those 16 or older.
Eating disorders can have a severe impact on your physical and mental health and affect people of all ages, genders, races, and body sizes.
Although committing to treatment for an eating disorder can be difficult, recovery is achievable with the help of a skilled team of clinicians, a comprehensive treatment program, and the support of family and peers.
Programs help individuals: develop and restore healthy eating habits and attitudes; learn about balanced nutrition, physical activity, and other aspects of eating disorders; improve family, marital and personal relationships; and learn healthy ways to cope with emotional difficulties.
Coming to the Homewood Health Centre is often the beginning of the recovery journey. Homewood offers different recovery management and outpatient programs that provide professional support and guidance to help individuals sustain their recovery.
Homewood’s recovery management initiatives focus on skill consolidation, relapse prevention, overall wellness, and the involvement of one’s family and support system. These offerings can be tailored to meet the needs of each client.
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Eating disorders can significantly and severely impact a person’s physical and mental health. Physically, they can cause malnutrition, weakness, fatigue, dehydration, gastrointestinal problems, and even organ failure in extreme cases. In addition to physical consequences, eating disorders can have devastating mental health effects, including low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, social isolation, and in severe cases, suicidal thoughts.
Homewood Touchpoint is an innovative, integrated, standardized measurement tool developed explicitly with our patients in mind.
Patients can better understand their recovery and work with their clinicians using friendly, graphical tools.
Clinicians can use this information to develop treatment plans and evaluate progress.