Holistic treatment for eating disorders is an area that Istana specialises and excels in.
Istana’s Clinical Director, Dr. Jeremy Alford, is the Founder and President of the non-profit organisation The Middle East Eating Disorders Association www.meeda.me which is a Partner Chapter of the Academy of Eating Disorders for the Middle East. Jeremy is also a Senior Trainer for the National Centre of Eating Disorders in the UK. Please contact us if you would like to have a conversation with Jeremy to discuss how Istana can help you resolve your eating disorder.
Eating disorders and unhealthy eating behaviours are complex mental health conditions that require specialist guidance and treatment intervention. According to the WHO, an estimated 70 million people are affected by eating disorders worldwide and have the highest mortality rate of all mental health conditions. Eating disorders and severe unhealthy eating behaviours affect people of every age, race, size, gender identity, sexual orientation and background. Athletes and veterans are also at risk for an eating disorder.
The commonly known eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder; which are characterized by restrictive, avoidant or binge-purge subtypes. However, there are many other types, from orthorexia to night eating syndrome, reverse anorexia which is also called bigorexia or muscle dysmorphia which is a kind of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) that affects men primarily who work out and bodybuilders.