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Les Cours Medical Centre

Eating Disorders Program

Eating disorders are sometimes referred to as “dieting disorders,” because all eating disorders in some way have to do with the effort to control one’s weight through eating (and related behaviors). EDs are certainly also disorders of body-image.

In order to recover from an eating disorder, an individual must resume a normal relationship with eating and weight control. In a sense, this means to become a non-dieter, therefore no longer suffering from a dieting (or eating) disorder.

We offer treatment for individuals suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. Treatment is offered in Individual format.

Clinical indications

The most common eating disorders have different symptoms, but share common emotional triggers:

  • Anorexia (anorexia nervosa): a disease where the sufferer starves themselves because of the desire to maintain an unrealistic and unhealthy body image
  • Bulimia (bulimia nervosa): a disease that triggers the sufferer to consume very large amounts of food (binge), and then to rid themselves of excess calories (purge)
  • Binge-eating disorder (eating disorder not otherwise specified): a disease where the sufferer compulsively overeats, often thousands of calories in a short period, and frequently in secret

Summary of the treatment

Our program includes:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Medical follow-up
    This integrated, multidisciplinary approach offers the best chance of recovery and long-term maintenance.
    The first step is an assessment with our multidisciplinary team. This allows us to evaluate the problem comprehensively, which allows us to develop an optimal treatment.