Eating Disorders

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Eating Disorders Treatment

Smarmore Clinic treats patients that present with eating disorders as a dual-diagnosis, or secondary condition to their addiction; namely, mild Bulimia Nervosa or Binge-Eating Disorder. The management of eating disorders is incorporated into the treatment programme.

We are unable to offer treatment to those with severe Anorexia Nervosa.

Assessment

Once your admission has been agreed, a more detailed and specific history is obtained and diagnostic tests are performed to further assess the level of your eating disorder. Once all the data is gathered, your therapist will develop a personalised treatment plan incorporating the full range of needs.

Medical and Nursing Supervision

Doctors and nurses will provide appropriate assessment and supervision, including the monitoring of electrolytes, weight and eating behaviour.

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Therapy for Eating Disorders

Our view is that an eating disorder is an illness whereby a problematic relationship with food has developed commonly alongside other traits, such as negative body image, perfectionism, impulsivity and low self-esteem. Patients are supported and advised in a safe environment by trained and experienced staff.

Group and community based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) are drawn upon to treat eating disorders.  CBT Groups are interactive and psycho-educational.

National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines recommend CBT-BN for Bulimia Nervosa, CBT-BED for Binge Eating Disorder and Interpersonal Psychotherapy and/or Family Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa.

Diet and Food Preparation

We provide three healthy and nutritious meals per day and snacks such as fruit all day. Patients with eating disorders are encouraged and supported to establish a healthy and sustainable pattern of eating, and dietary advice may be requested from a dietician.

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  • How to Access Rehab With Health Insurance

    For those experiencing existing mental health conditions in Ireland, there are private medical insurers who can help you cover treatment. As addiction experts, we know that receiving the appropriate care and support when you have a mental health disorder is pivotal to attaining long-lasting recovery. Below, we will go through the various health insurance options to help you understand your options when it comes to seeking private residential care for substance abuse. Please note that there is no guarantee that you can be covered for all addiction problems as policies are always assessed on a case-by-case basis. Find Out More

  • My Loved One Doesn’t Want Help, What Do I Do?

    You can’t force someone to go to rehab. A person must be ready to commit to treatment if they want to get the most out of the programme. However, there are ways in which you can encourage someone to enter rehab, one of these ways is via an intervention with a trained interventionist, who facilitates an honest discussion between family members and the individual. This is something Smarmore Castle can arrange – contact us today.

  • Which Drugs Does Smarmore Castle Detox From?

    We offer detox from any drug, whether they are illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, ketamine; or prescription drugs such as benzodiazepines or zopiclone, oxycodone, zolpidem, klonopin, methadone, cannabis; and legal drugs such as alcohol.

  • How Long Is the Treatment Programme?

    Our treatment programme starts at 4 weeks and is flexible in length, giving you the opportunity to extend for a longer period if you need it.

  • Do You Treat Dual Diagnosis?

    Yes. All patients are reviewed by a consultant psychiatrist in the first week and we can diagnose and provide treatment for a number of co-occurring mental health conditions.

  • Do I Need to Be Abstinent Before Admission?

    Our medically managed detoxification with 24/7 medical cover means that we can perform complete and complex detoxes at Smarmore Castle. You don’t need to be abstinent before arrival.

  • How Do I Get To Rehab Safely?

    Smarmore Castle is one hour north of Dublin international airport, please speak to our advisors if you require collection from an airport.

    We can also arrange a ‘sober transport’ service with a trusted driver, from anywhere in Ireland or Northern Ireland, at an additional cost.

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