Magazine article Addiction Professional

Dream Team: Leads the Treatment of Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Conditions

Magazine article Addiction Professional

Dream Team: Leads the Treatment of Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Conditions

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Individualized Treatment, Dual Diagnosis, Multidisciplinary Approach

Eating disorder patients often suffer from co-occurring addictions and disorders. Or, in some cases, once a person begins to address their eating disorder, evidence arises of a previously undiagnosed addiction or psychiatric disorder. Selection of a center that has a trained, multidisciplinary and experienced staff in dual diagnosis eating disorder treatment is critical to success. Furthermore, an effective dual diagnosis program must also have a firm understanding of how to treat a complex case involving PTSD, anxiety, depression and borderline personality disorder.

Arizona is a premier destination for individuals seeking treatment and recovery from sought-after, multidisciplinary teams in the areas of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and co-occurring conditions.

Rosewood Ranch for Men and Women (Wickenburg, AZ)

Sitting on 13 acres, high in the Sonora desert, this center offers a private, secluded and state-of-the-art facility for those healing from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, co-occurring addictions and disorders, pre/post bariatric surgery and medical detox.

Rosewood Ranch for Adolescents (Wickenburg, AZ)

Located on 13-acre campus, offering male and female teenagers, ages 12-17, treatment for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, overeating and other related or co-occurring addictions and disorders.

Rosewood Capri (Wickenburg, AZ)

An onsite structured, comprehensive day-treatment program serves as either a point of entry into primary treatment or as a step down from a more intensive program. Residents practice real-life skills facilitated by skilled multi-disciplinary clinicians, dietitians and psychiatrists.

Rosewood Tempe (Tempe, AZ)

Outpatient counseling, nutrition and psychiatric services program for adults and adolescents. Treatment areas include depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral problems, addictions, family or relationship conflicts and eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and co-occurring addictions and disorders.

Dr. Nicole Garber, Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Eating Disorders, Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders states, "A multidisciplinary team is needed to address the complex needs of patients with an eating disorder and substance use disorder. A medical professional must be present to help monitor the detox process, assuring no medical complications arise. Additionally, weight restoration of the patient is observed by carefully monitoring vital signs, conducting physical and mental status exams and checking lab work. …

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