Eating Disorders


Comprehensive & Compassionate Treatment for Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are complex mental health conditions that involve disruptions in eating behaviors and a preoccupation with weight, shape, and body image. The three main types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.

Anorexia nervosa is characterized by a severe restriction of food intake and a distorted body image, leading to significant weight loss and physical complications. Bulimia nervosa involves episodes of binge eating followed by purging behaviors such as vomiting, fasting, or excessive exercise. Binge eating disorder is characterized by recurrent episodes of excessive eating without purging behaviors, leading to distress and a sense of loss of control.

Eating disorders can have serious physical and psychological consequences, including malnutrition, gastrointestinal problems, cardiac complications, depression, and anxiety. It is essential to seek professional help if you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of an eating disorder. Treatment for eating disorders in the UAE can help you on the journey to discover yourself and live a healthy life.


Our Professional & Customized Psychological Treatment

Psychotherapy can help individuals with eating disorders address the underlying psychological and emotional factors that contribute to their disordered eating behaviors.

Nutritional counseling can help individuals with binge eating disorders develop a healthy relationship with food, improve their understanding of nutrition, and manage symptoms of malnutrition.

Medications such as antidepressants and antipsychotics may be prescribed in conjunction with psychotherapy to manage co-occurring mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety.

Hospitalization: In severe cases, hospitalization may be necessary to address physical complications and manage life-threatening symptoms.


Your Path to Recovery

If you believe you may have Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, or any other eating disorder we suggest you schedule a consultation with our dietician, a psychiatrist, or a psychologist. If you are under 18 years of age or are a parent to a child who you believe has one of these conditions you should schedule the consultation with our child psychiatrist or the dietician.

In all cases, it does not mean you will have to commit to treatment, either through medication or another form of therapy. The clinician will listen to your problems, make a diagnosis, and suggest the most suitable treatment options for you to choose. Our eating disorder treatment does not mean that you will have to starve yourself or strictly follow a diet plan. Instead, we study you and your disorder individually to create a customized treatment that can help you without putting any burden on you.

If you are scheduling for a relative please ensure that they are aware of the appointment. We recognize that this is not always possible. You can schedule a meeting to seek advice regarding the care of a relative but the booking should be made in your name. For further advice contact our coordinator at info@thevalensclinic.ae or call 800-Valens.


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    Our Clients Mostly Asked Questions

    01 Do I need a referral to access eating disorder services?

    Not necessarily. In some instances, you may need a referral from a medical professional. But in others, you can directly approach clinics or medical professionals for your treatment.


    02 Where can I find eating disorder services in the UAE?

    While there are many clinics and psychologists in the UAE that can help you with any mental disorder, The Valens Clinic is one of the renowned names in the UAE. You can find treatment for every mental health disorder.

    03 What types of professionals are involved in eating disorder treatment?

    There are many types of professionals involved in eating disorder treatment that may include but are not limited to psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, etc.

    04 Are there support groups available for individuals with eating disorders?

    Yes. Support groups are greatly helpful for individuals who suffer from eating disorders. We provide every individual the freedom to choose whether they want to be a part of the group therapy or not.

    05 Are there any cultural considerations when seeking eating disorder services in the UAE?

    There are different views and opinions regarding mental health and body image. We have proudly served a distinct clientele that includes people from different backgrounds and cultures.