Disordered Eating

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. 

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Image by Nathan McDine

Topics Include

  • ​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.