Our culture, despite recent advances in advertising and press coverage, continues to reward thinness. The relationship that each one of us has with food is complicated.
Very often, eating behaviors are manifestations of underlying emotional distress. Unlike other obsessive/addictive type behaviors, food is an integral part of the day, so disordered behaviors not only can affect the teen suffering, but also the entire family and social network. The support for folks suffering from disordered eating habits requires a subtle understanding of the emotional turmoil that the behavior reflects, and an appreciation for the approach to care that is not focused on the food itself.
Manage the health impact
Manage the family impact
Establish a therapeutic plan
Provide ongoing monitoring
Body dysmorphia, anorexia
Muscle dysmorphia, bigorexia
How it works
Initial phone interview with Dr. Natalie Geary: Determine expectations and goals.
Pre-visit Intake by Phone: Comprehensive review of personal health issues, concerns and risks, diet and supplements, medicines and habits.
Comprehensive Health History and Physical Exam: Laboratory Testing as indicated. Review and summarize test results and recommendations for ongoing care.