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  • Disordered Eating

    Bulimia and Binge Eating

    • Restricting food intake
    • Noticing large fluctuations in weight
    • Dividing foods into good foods and bad foods
    • Eating large quantities of food in a single setting
    • Eating only at certain times, certain places, or with certain people
    • Spending a disproportionate amount of time thinking about food
    • Feeling like eating is out of control
    • Needing to exercise in order to feel “normal”
    • Purging food

    If you or someone you love is experiencing two or more of these warning signs please Call 301.984.9791 to contact us, discuss your needs and schedule an appointment.

    Our Approach

    We begin treatment with a complete assessment of our client’s current functioning and relevant history. In particular, we will focus on understanding eating behavior, body image concerns, exercise habits, family history, and any other important information which may help her develop a treatment plan. Some clients need a more psycho-educational and behavioral approach to therapy, which helps target symptoms surrounding disordered eating patterns. This focused style can also assist in promoting the client’s self-management of eating habits. Other clients may feel comfortable managing some of their symptoms, and may want to spend more time in therapy understanding the meaning of food in their life and the underlying causes of the disordered eating. We will work with each client as a unique individual seeking therapy, and we will aim to tailor our therapeutic style to best meet each client’s needs.

    What is an eating disorder?

    Eating disorders (and disordered eating) are characterized by disrupted eating behavior and unhealthy thinking about food. These behaviors and attitudes can lead to both emotional and physical problems. Eating disorders can affect both males and females and can result in life threatening consequences.

    Types of Eating Disorders

    • Bulimia
      • Recurrent episodes of binge eating
      • Recurrent behavior in order to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting; misuse of laxatives, diuretics, enemas, or other medications; fasting; or excessive exercise.
    • Eating Disorder NOS
      • This category is for disorders of eating that do not meet the criteria for any specific Eating Disorder.
      • Binge eating disorder falls into this category
    • Anorexia
      • Refusal to maintain a minimally normal body weight (below 85% of what is considered normal based upon height & age).
      • Intensely fearful of gaining weight.
      • Exhibits a significant disturbance in the perception of the shape or size of his or her body.
      • Loss of menstrual periods (missed at least 3 consecutive periods)

    Learn More about Eating Disorder Treatments at Potomac Psychiatry

    Call 301.984.9791 to contact us, discuss your needs and schedule an appointment. Our experienced professionals look forward to meeting you.

    Our offices are conveniently accessible from the following communities:

    Maryland (MD):
    Bethesda 20814 - Bethesda 20816 - Bethesda 20817 - Chevy Chase 20815 - Colesville 20904 - Cabin John 20815 - Glen Echo 20812 - Gaithersburg 20855 - Gaithersburg 20877- Gaithersburg 20878 - Gaithersburg 20879 - Garrett Park 20896 - Kensington 20895 - Montgomery Village 20886 - Olney 20830 - Olney 20832 - Potomac 20854 - Potomac 20859 - Rockville 20850 - Rockville 20852 - Rockville 20853 - Silver Spring 20903 - Silver Spring 20905 - Silver Spring 20906 - Silver Spring 20910 - Takoma Park 20912 - Wheaton 20902

    Washington DC:
    Crestwood 20011- North Capitol Hill 20002 - Cathedral Heights 20016 - American University Park 20016 - Columbia Heights 20010 - Mount Pleasant 20010 - Downtown 20036 - Dupont Circle 20009 - Logan Circle 20005- Adams Morgan 20009 - Chevy Chase 20015 - Georgetown 20007 - Cleveland Park 20008 - Foggy Bottom 20037 - Rock Creek Park - Woodley Park 20008 - Tenleytown 20016

    Northern Virginia:
    McLean 22101- McLean 22102 - McLean 22106 - Great Falls 22066 - Arlington 22201 - Arlington 22202 - Arlington 22203 - Arlington 22205 - Falls Church 22041 - Vienna 22181 - Alexandria 22314