KellerLife addresses co-occurring disorders to maximize treatment effectiveness

If you or a family member is struggling with an eating disorder, your mind and body are also battling a co-occurring disorder, and you may not even realize it. A co-occurring disorder means you’re simultaneously affected by two or more psychiatric disorders—also known as dual diagnoses. It’s important to identify the co-occurring disorder(s) entangled with an eating disorder. Left undiagnosed and untreated, a co-occurring disorder can interrupt your progress toward recovery and even contribute to relapses. 

Types of co-occurring disorders treated at KellerLife

Some of the most common co-occurring disorders you or your family member may experience with an eating disorder include:

  • Mood disorders, such as Depression and Bi-polar disorder
  • Anxiety disorders, including Obsessessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other trauma related disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Substance abuse disorders

Expert, complete care for co-occurring disorders

At KellerLife, our experienced, caring behavioral health professionals will work diligently to identify and assess co-occurring disorders that fuel anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder.

Through evidence-based and faith-integrated treatment we will develop a treatment plan to care for your needs. We’ll include the appropriate interventions and therapies in your treatment plan to help address co-occurring disorders and restore your mind, body, faith and relationships to health. 
Your treatment may include:

  • Family counseling – Whether you’re a parent, spouse, sibling or partner of someone suffering with an eating disorder, education is vital to helping you all understand treatment and recovery.
  • Group therapy sessions – To help our patients gain insights and support from others with dual diagnoses. Groups may include experiential work such as art, music, gardening, and pet therapy. 
  • Psychotherapy – To build self-esteem and modify unhealthy behavior.
  • Pharmacological therapy – If appropriate, you may receive antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications to reduce symptoms of a co-occurring disorder.
  • Holistic therapies – acupuncture, yoga or massage can assist in the healing process of mind, body, and spirit
  • Nutritional counseling – to replace destructive habits with healthy new eating behaviors

If you or someone you love is suffering from a co-occurring disorder, call 800-291-5045 to speak with an eating disorder representative. You can also ask to be contacted by a KellerLife representative using our easy online form.