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Opens February 2020
nourishED officially begins operation in February 2020 but we are currently taking requests for IOP services now. Certain areas of our website are still under construction,
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Who are we?
Located in the Oklahoma City metro area, our mission is to provide exceptional comprehensive treatment to individuals and families struggling with eating disorders that promotes healing of the mind, body, and spirit.
What We Treat
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by weight loss (or lack of appropriate weight gain in growing children); difficulties maintaining an appropriate body weight for height, age, and stature; and, in many individuals, distorted body image. People with anorexia generally restrict the number of calories and the types of food they eat. Some people with the disorder also exercise compulsively, purge via vomiting and laxatives, and/or binge eat.
Bulimia nervosa is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by a cycle of bingeing and compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting designed to undo or compensate for the effects of binge eating.
Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a new diagnosis in the DSM-5, and was previously referred to as “Selective Eating Disorder.” ARFID is similar to anorexia in that both disorders involve limitations in the amount and/or types of food consumed, but unlike anorexia, ARFID does not involve any distress about body shape or size, or fears of fatness.
Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED) was previously known as Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) in past editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. Despite being considered a ‘catch-all’ classification that was sometimes denied insurance coverage for treatment as it was seen as less serious, OSFED/EDNOS is a serious, life-threatening, and treatable eating disorder. The category was developed to encompass those individuals who did not meet strict diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa but still had a significant eating disorder. In community clinics, the majority of individuals were historically diagnosed with EDNOS.
Binge Eating Disorder
Binge eating disorder (BED) is a severe, life-threatening, and treatable eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food (often very quickly and to the point of discomfort); a feeling of a loss of control during the binge; experiencing shame, distress or guilt afterwards; and not regularly using unhealthy compensatory measures (e.g., purging) to counter the binge eating. It is the most common eating disorder in the United States.
Diabulimia is a media-coined term that refers to an eating disorder in a person with diabetes, typically type I diabetes, wherein the person purposefully restricts insulin in order to lose weight. Some medical professionals use the term ED-DMT1, Eating Disorder-Diabetes Mellitus Type 1, which is used to refer to any type of eating disorder comorbid with type 1 diabetes.
Compulsive eating describes a behavior that is present with some forms of eating disorders. It is not a diagnosis in its own right, but more of a description of a type of behavior. It is typically used to describe frequent episodes of uncontrollable eating, where a person continues to eat food long after they feel full and sometimes to the point of feeling sick.
Mood & Anxiety Disorders
Ohrt defines anxiety as a feeling of intense worry, fear or unease. She says it can be caused by several things, including fear of the unknown, unrealistic expectations, physical problems, substances and poor coping skills. She says if you experience fear, worry or panic that interferes with work or functioning in daily life, it’s time to see a doctor. Medical professionals can help you decide if your symptoms could be classified as an anxiety disorder.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Program
The nourishED IOP program offers a higher level of treatment without heavily interfering with your everyday life activities, such as school and work.
This program is designed to help you develop and engage in an effective recovery plan or enhance your existing recovery efforts.
In effort to provide continuity of care, collaborating with your outpatient support team is of the utmost importance for recovery success.
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For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital.