Treatment & Recovery

Successful treatment and recovery are complex processes requiring multiple steps, different treatment options and collaborative care from a multidisciplinary team. 

Treatment Options

When considering treatment approaches for an eating disorder, it is important to understand that different people respond to different types of treatment, even if they are experiencing the same eating disorder.
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Costs , Settings

The Therapeutic Team

Due to the complex nature of eating disorders, treatment can often mean working with a multidisciplinary team of practitioners.

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Stages of Change

The Stages of Change model is a guide to understanding the five different stages on the way to recovery, although some people may skip back and forth between these stages, especially in cases where relapse is common.

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Barriers to Care

Vital access to treatment and recovery can be hampered by a limited availability of care or lack of care in remote areas, by stigma, poor professional skills and poor understanding of the pathways to care.  

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Recovery

It's different for everyone, but recovery from an eating disorder involves overcoming physical, mental and emotional barriers in order to restore normal eating habits, thoughts and behaviours. 

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Relapse & Recurrence

Relapse can be a common part of the recovery process; many people with eating disorders experience a relapse or recurrence as they recover from their disorder and learn to manage their eating habits.

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