Atypical Anorexia

Atypical Anorexia is an eating disorder that is frequently overlooked in diagnosis. It shares similar warning signs as Anorexia Nervosa, but individuals with “atypical” anorexia may not experience significant weight changes despite engaging in restrictive and disordered behaviors. 

Furthermore, even if weight loss does occur through restriction, they may not meet the medical definition of being “underweight.” 

Despite being more prevalent than Anorexia Nervosa, Atypical Anorexia often remains undiagnosed due to weight stigma. This poses a significant issue within the eating disorder community since Atypical Anorexia carries the same medical complications and health risks as Anorexia Nervosa. 

These include malnutrition, weakened immune function, electrolyte imbalances, heart problems, bone loss and osteoporosis, gastrointestinal issues, hormonal imbalances, reproductive health problems, mental health issues like depression and anxiety, and social and interpersonal difficulties.

How can we can help with Atypical Anorexia:

Our team at RootedPath specializes in treating various eating disorders, including atypical anorexia nervosa:

  • Personalized and Compassionate Support: We provide individualized and compassionate support throughout the treatment process, working closely with the entire treatment team.
  • Tailored Approach: We understand that the journey of treating anorexia nervosa is unique for each person, and we meet clients at their current stage, offering guidance and support.
  • Safe and Non-judgmental Space: Trust and compassion are at the core of our client-dietitian relationships. We create a safe and non-judgmental environment for clients to openly express their thoughts and feelings about food and their bodies.
  • Challenging Nutrition Myths: We address and challenge nutrition myths, helping clients navigate the complexities of nutrition and break free from rigid thinking perpetuated by diet culture.
  • Empowerment and Balance: Our ultimate goal is to empower clients to find a balanced and sustainable approach to food and nutrition that supports their overall well-being.

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