Mild Eating Disorders | TTS

Mild Eating DisordersTTS is a Christian focused residential treatment centers offering programs for mild eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, overeating, and other related or co-occurring issues. We provide comprehensive treatment, by a team of dedicated and caring professionals who work together on all aspects of our teen’s care. Our multidisciplinary team of experts includes psychiatrists, physicians, teen therapists, addiction specialists, registered dietitians and nursing staff. To ensure the highest level of comprehensive care, our desired goals are to encourage and nurture respect, self-discipline, leadership and creativity in the lives of troubled teens. To speak to a professional Admissions Specialist, call .

Eating disorders are a progressive disease they start out as a mild problem that gradually develops into major medical issues. Stressful living environments may trigger episodes of unhealthy eating behaviors. When diagnosis of an eating disorder is given, the patient can be at any stage of the disease progression. Treatment for eating disorder goes hand in hand with the disease progression; there are several levels of care for eating disorders, such as outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization and residential treatment.

Mild Eating Disorders may develop into Major Medical Issues

A critical factor in determining if residential treatment is needed is whether the patient is suicidal. Other coexisting factors like psychiatric disorders or substance abuse may be contributing problems. Less intensive treatment options are available as well for those teens who only suffer from mild eating disorders, such as therapeutic boarding school options.

Far more common and widespread than defined eating disorders are atypical eating disorders or disordered eating. Disordered eating refers to troublesome eating behaviors, such as restrictive dieting, bingeing, or purging, which occur less frequently or are less severe than those required to meet the full criteria for the diagnosis of an eating disorder. Disordered eating can be changes in eating patterns, taking laxatives, diet pills or vomiting that occur in relation to a stressful event, an illness, personal appearance, or in preparation for athletic competition. While disordered eating can lead to weight loss or weight gain and to certain nutritional problems, it rarely requires in-depth professional attention. On the other hand, disordered eating may develop into an eating disorder. If disordered eating begins to interfere with everyday activities, then it may require professional intervention.

If you are looking for a therapeutic program for your child who is dealing with mild eating disorders and need help in finding the right situation, please call TTS at to speak with the Admissions Counselor about our successful programs available to your child and your family.