An estimated 28.8 million Americans will develop eating disorders in their lifetime. To help you change your eating habits and eliminate negative emotions around food, South Florida Psychiatry offers compassionate care for a wide range of eating disorders. Ernesto Sarduy, PMHNP, DNP, specializes in various therapeutic techniques, including positive psychology, to help you overcome anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders. Call the Miami, Florida office to schedule a consultation for eating disorders or book an appointment online today.
Eating disorders are behavior conditions that cause severe changes in eating habits and distressing emotions and thoughts about food and body weight.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation if you or your child has symptoms of an eating disorder like:
As a result of your eating habits, you may also develop mental health issues like depression or anxiety.
Dr. Sarduy offers comprehensive evaluations in-office and through telehealth to assess your eating habits and mental health. He may also order blood work or another lab test to determine the impact an eating disorder has on your health.
Based on your evaluation and test results, Dr. Sarduy creates a treatment plan to change your eating habits and relationship with food and body image.
South Florida Psychiatry offers customized treatment plans for eating disorders. Your plan may include a combination of psychological therapies, medications, and nutrition counseling.
Dr. Sarduy uses different therapeutic techniques to address eating disorders, including:
You may also need to take antidepressants or other prescription medications to reduce symptoms of eating disorders or mental health conditions.
Those with serious health issues due to an eating disorder may need to stay in the hospital. Dr. Sarduy may also coordinate care with a nutritionist to teach you how to prepare and eat healthy meals.
During routine follow-up visits in-office or through telehealth, Dr. Sarduy continues to monitor your progress. He can also provide resources that support your long-term recovery from an eating disorder.
Call South Florida Psychiatry to schedule an eating disorder consultation or book an appointment online today.