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Disorders Treated

Eating disorders are a common type of mental health disorder that revolves around an individual's relationship with food, body image, and weight. In fact, nearly one in ten Americans will develop an eating disorder within their lifetime. When undiagnosed and untreated, eating disorders can create both physical and mental health complications.

The Kahm Center for Eating Disorders in Burlington, Vermont, provides outpatient treatment for those struggling with eating disorders. With treatment, recovery can be found and a new relationship with food can be developed. The Kahm Center specializes in treating the following eating disorders.

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa, commonly referred to as anorexia, is characterized by restricting food intake, obsession with body weight, and obsession with body shape. Anorexics often have a distorted self-image and difficulty maintaining a healthy body weight.

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Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder is characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating. Binge eating includes eating food in large amounts in a short period of time, at least once per week for every three months. Guilt and distress are often felt after a binge eating episode.

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Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia nervosa, commonly referred to as bulimia, is characterized by cycles of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors. Compensatory behaviors can include self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or excessive exercise.

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Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), previously called a selective eating disorder, is similar to anorexia. However, ARFID does not have the fear of getting overweight or any irrationalities with body shape and size. ARFID can include a lack of interest in eating food, avoidance of food based on the senses, or concerns about the consequences of eating.
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Other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED), previously called eating disorder not otherwise specified, was developed to include individuals who do not meet the strict criteria for anorexia or bulimia but still have a significant eating disorder. Atypical anorexia, binge eating disorder of low frequency or limited duration, bulimia nervosa of low frequency or limited duration, purging disorder, and night eating syndrome all fall into this category.
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Orthorexia is not in the DSM-5; however, awareness of this type of eating is becoming more and more common. Orthorexia is characterized by an obsession with healthy foods and healthy eating. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is often associated with orthorexia.
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Eating Disorder Treatment in Burlington, Vermont

The Kahm Center for Eating Disorders specializes in the treatment of a variety of different types of eating disorders. The Kahm Center provides outpatient treatment in the form of intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) and partial hospitalization treatment (PHP) for those struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, ARFID, OSFED, and orthorexia.

The Kahm Center for Eating Disorders utilizes evidence-based therapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical-behavior therapy (DBT) to help treat eating disorders. Metabolic testing, body composition analysis, and regular meetings with a dietitian are all included in outpatient treatment. A customized treatment plan can be developed to help best treat individual needs and diagnosis.