More Care, More Commitment, More Lasting Recovery. Castlewood is located in a tranquil, secluded environment just 25 minutes from the international airport in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition to state-of-the-art care, our facility is a testimonial to the healing power of nature’s ever-renewing beauty. We also offer a number of distinct advantages rarely found in other programs.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Anorexia Nervosa or Anorexia is an eating disorder characterized by self starvation, restriction of food intake, or calories, and sometimes excessive weight loss. Anorexia is a serious psychological disorder that goes well beyond out-of-control dieting. It is a refusal to maintain a normal body weight for ones height. It is an intense fear of gaining weight or being fat, despites sometimes significant weight loss. Some women cease to have menstrual cycles. Often there is an extreme concern with body weight shape a size. The person with anorexia eating disorder may initially begin dieting to lose weight. Over time, the weight loss becomes an illusion of mastery and control. It can become an obsession and is similar to drug addiction.
Bulimia Nervosa Treatment
Bulimia, or bulimia nervosa, is an eating disorder characterized by compulsive, secretive overeating or binging followed by purging through vomiting, or other compensatory behaviors. A person who suffers from Bulimia eating disorder may even purge normal amounts of food with no binging behaviors. Bulimics often abuse laxatives, diet pills and diuretics, or engage in excessive exercise in order to neutralize food intake. Similar to anorexia, bulimia is a psychological illness. Both bulimia and anorexia extend beyond the scope of out-of-control dieting. The cycle of overeating and purging can quickly become an obsession in which one loses control over the behaviors and is unable to stop the cycle.