If you suspect you suffer from an eating disorder, and in particular from orthorexia, you can turn to specialized structures, which make personnel prepared in a position to make a proper diagnosis and effective therapy.
The first contact is with a psychologist, a dietician, a nutritionist. Following the diagnosis of orthorexia it is established the treatment, to which the sufferer is subjected according to the seriousness and the special nature of the disorder that he/she presents.
There are four levels of treatment:
- outpatient: is the excellent therapeutic in 60% of patients. It makes use of a multidisciplinary approach in the treatment phase and provides for an active involvement of the family;
- day hospital: you will be going on a designated day at the structure to carry out checks, psychological activities, nutritional rehabilitation, work with family;
- hospitalization (lifesaver): is necessary when the patient needs continuous monitoring. It provides both a nutritional intervention, through artificial feeding, and a psychological one, motivating the patient to a subsequent treatment. Restored the clinical condition, hospitalization ends and starts the rehabilitation treatment in a center outside the hospital;
- residential and semi-residential treatment: they are outside hospital structures where there is the rehabilitation. The duration of treatment varies from 3 to 5 months and allows an improvement in body weight and behavior.
You must always remember that if you decide to treat yourself you can still lead a normal life: the various activities will vary a little depending on the level of care that you choose to pursue, but it will not be denied.