Anxiety and Eating DisordersAnxiety and Eating Disorders commonly go together. In fact, some studies have shown that as many as two-thirds of people struggle with both. However, there are very few treatment programs that combine state of the art Anxiety Disorder therapies with comprehensive Eating Disorder treatment. Not only does Castlewood provide both types of intensive treatment, we also blend in trauma resolution therapies when appropriate. Clients often have had either treatment exclusively for their eating disorder, or only for their anxiety disorder; many have not had treatment for both simultaneously. Given the identified links between the two disorders, Castlewood´s treatment philosophy is that eating disorders and anxiety need to be treated at the same time, in order to give clients the best chance at long-lasting recovery.
Understanding the Connection between Anxiety and Eating DisordersAt Castlewood, we believe in treating the underlying causes of our clients´ eating disorders, including co-occurring symptoms such as depression or anxiety and eating disorders. Many of the clients we treat struggle with general anxiety disorders, in addition to the particular and significant levels of anxiety they experience around eating disorder-related issues, including:
- Body image
- Body image dissatisfaction