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Anorexia

- 20% of cases of untreated anorexia lead to death

View our video on eating disorders and our treatment at The Kusnacht Practice

Symptoms and effects of anorexia

A distorted image of one’s body and the fear associated with social acceptance lead to mood and psychotic disorders. The consequences can be serious – disturbances in internal organ functioning, endocrine system and cardiovascular health. Emotions that accompany anorexia, such as sadness, isolation, shame, rejection, a feeling of not belonging or being misunderstood by others, also lead to many complications in relationships with other people. The effect of anorexia is a gradual loss of control over both body and soul.

The most common symptoms of anorexia

  1. very low body mass, lower than 85% of the ideal weight for a given age and height
  2. extreme fear of putting on weight
  3. avoiding food that may lead to an increase in body mass
  4. amenorrhoea in women
  5. a decrease in sexual drive in men

 

Treatment for anorexia

Anorexia treatment

Our priority is to identify and treat the underlying causes of eating disorders. In order to reach this goal, we look beyond the mere symptoms to treat the whole person: mind, body and soul. Eating disorders are likely to have taken a huge toll on the body. Here, we use comprehensive laboratory testing to identify any physical, biochemical or neurochemical imbalances. Everything that we do at The Kusnacht Practice is highly tailored to your unique treatment plan and your personal needs. The individualised care gives us the flexibility to strive for the best possible results, always in complete privacy and maximum comfort with the best Swiss luxury rehab service available.

Costs

We provide the very best care and comfort. The treatment investment starts at CHF 97,000 per week. This covers all programme costs excluding: transportation to/from the client’s home to Zurich; medical issues unrelated to the treatment programme; Continuing Care. Fees are settled directly by the client (we do not work with insurance companies) and we can supply written quotations upon request.

The Kusnacht Practice services are not covered by Swiss health insurances. All costs are to be covered directly by the clients. Patients who are domiciled in Switzerland and are therefore mandatorily health insured may be reimbursed by their health insurance for medical services in accordance with the Federal Law on Health Insurance (KVG) and its implementing provisions.

Client testimonial

  • Anna, aged 21

    “I wasn’t coping well with my mother’s sudden death and anorexia provided me with a form of control in an otherwise desperate situation. My BMI was so low that clinically I should have been dead. The Kusnacht Practice’s non-punishing approach and understanding offered me hope. It saved my life and I am now studying at university.”

General enquiries
(non-treatment related)

Phone +41 43 541 11 52
E-mail [email protected]

 

Treatment enquiries

Phone +41 43 499 60 50
E-mail [email protected]

 

Our unique approach is discreet, non-judgemental and confidential. We look beyond the surface issues in order to identify and treat the true underlying causes. Feel free to contact us to learn more. Our Comprehensive treatment starts at CHF 97'000 per week.

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