Understanding eating disorders – a destructive survival strategy
Anorexia nervosa and Bulimia nervosa top the list of eating disorders of medical importance. Anorexic people tend to skip meals, have an intense compulsion for thinness and food, cultivate unhealthy and highly strict diets, and develop unusual eating behaviors. People suffering from Bulimia have the tendency of overeating, or binging, and start purging afterward either through vomiting or the use of laxatives. An individual might be afflicted with both disorders at the same time; they can also have body dysmorphia, which is a condition in which an extremely skinny person perceive their selves as overweight. Both disorders occur mostly in young women, and there is no known cure, although they can be treated and full recovery is achievable in some cases.
Coming to terms with eating disorders – A debilitating survival mechanism
People who have eating disorders usually try to use their food as a means of managing emotional issues. Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, orthorexia, and compulsive overeating can cause physical and psychological damage and may result in death.
Treating Eating Disorders-Developing healthy eating habits
Our methods of treatment are non-judgmental, confidential, and discreet. We place much emphasis on establishing the cause of eating disorders so that our clients can regain a healthy and normal life. We don’t only treat the symptoms; we treat the body, soul, and mind.
We assess the client physically and psychologically to determine the origin of the condition, conducting a series of advanced laboratory tests to check for any physical, biochemical, and neurochemical issues. This is necessary as we understand that an unbalanced neurochemistry can disrupt the recovery process. We also assess emotional, social, childhood, and genetic factors that could cause the problem.
Our treatment program employs four methods which are psychology, spiritual counseling, psychotherapy, and complementary treatments.
Our clients receive treatment on an individual basis, no group treatment whatsoever. The clinical team consisting of doctors, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, nutritionists, and psychotherapists. Our complementary team comprises of the acupuncturists, personal trainers, masseurs, and yoga instructors. Individual treatment ensures that each client receives the required attention needed for their recovery.
When clients arrive, they will be given full medical checkup in a partner hospital. Next, they will move to one of our luxury Greek 5-star accommodation where they will live privately with an in-house counselor who is available 24/7.
Our treatment costs vary according to the requirements of each client, but typically, the cost of our treatment programs range from 15,000-45000 Euros per month for the best care and support available in Greece. We do not work with insurance companies. All Payments are made directly by the client because
US health insurance companies do not provide cover for the services of Hellenic Practice abroad, although we can estimate quotations when it is required for your insurance company evaluation. For our Greece-based clients, they already have a mandatory health insurance, and their payments can be serviced by their health insurance in line with the provisions of the Law on Health Insurance.
The fee charges include the following: A comprehensive medical examination from any of our affiliates clinics and/or hospitals, initial detoxification program at one of our affiliated medical clinics including accommodation, medications if needed, affiliated doctors and nurses, local transportation, food and beverage (alcohol prohibited). Educational programs including exclusive residential accommodation (see our website) and field trips, educational programs on the following subjects: Nutrition, Physical activity and field trips. Additional payment is required for extended medical care and medicine or rehabilitation educational programs. Note that the fees do not include your airfare.