Thilo Beck at WEF Roundtable - A Roadmap to Sustainable Health and Better Well-being in the Workforce and Society

Goals House Roundtable, World Economic Forum, Davos – Thilo Beck

A Roadmap to Sustainable Health and Better Well-being in the Workforce and Society: Elaborating on Key Points.   We are living through a historical period defined by uncertainty, which is having a profound impact on our mental health. Research shows that – on average, 15% of working-age adults live with a mental health condition globally,…

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Affluent Neglect

Society expresses great concern for poor, underserved children and the increased likelihood they may lack access to health care and education, or that they may turn to drugs or crime in adulthood. Less attention is paid to children of affluent parents who have their own set of problems. Emotional neglect often goes unnoticed or unreported, which may…

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph. in the 1980s, is a type of talk therapy originally designed for high-risk, suicidal people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Today, DBT is used to treat people struggling with a range of complex and intense emotions, including substance abuse and addiction, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders,…

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The Pandemic-Push: Why are so Many People Suddenly Buying Prescription Drugs Online?

Prescription-med sales skyrocket due to the pandemic, but when does use become abuse? Paracelsus Recovery’s experts weigh in. More and more people are illegally purchasing prescription medication such as anxiety or sleeping pills online as the pandemic takes its toll on our wellbeing. The pandemic has left a mental health crisis in its wake. Rates…

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Eating disorders treatment center

At Paracelsus Recovery, we have extensive experience in successfully treating eating disorders. Eating disorders are complex because they are not all about food. Instead, an eating disorder involves a number of related issues stemming from physical, psychological, and neurobiological roots. Our treatment programs are uniquely designed to identify and treat each of these underlying factors.

One Client at a Time

Unparalleled staff to patient ratio of 15:1

Eating disorder treatment

Eating disorders are complex mental health conditions that involve a number of related problems including obsessive behavior and a distorted self-image. A person’s unhealthy relationship with food can become a coping mechanism for painful emotions, life events, traumas, stress, or numerous other challenges that they feel are out of their control. Unless the underlying issues that lead to the eating disorder are addressed, treatment will not be successful.

At Paracelsus Recovery, we provide comprehensive, exclusive, and individualized eating disorder treatment. Treating one client at a time, we address both the physical and psychological symptoms. We will repair the damage done to the body and equally importantly tackle the underlying issues that led to the eating disorder in the first place.

Residential Treatment Tailored to You

Our residential eating disorder program will normally last for four to eight weeks. It is designed to help you develop a healthy relationship with food as well as identify and manage any triggers that led to the eating disorder. Different therapeutic approaches increase self-awareness, heal shame and guilt, and increase self-esteem.

Eating disorders are one of the most challenging mental health conditions to treat and most people with eating disorders don’t recover without help. The goal of our treatment program is to help you find a way of eating and living that does not involve self-destructive behavior. To achieve this goal, we will address the symptoms of your eating disorder and provide the tools needed to regain control over your eating habits. We also recommend ongoing aftercare to support long-term recovery.

We treat the following eating disorders



Binge eating

Compulsive overeating


For other specific eating disorders, please contact us.

We only ever treat one client at a time to ensure complete confidentiality and an unparalleled level of care. While our private treatment programs are developed to suit your individual needs, our eating disorder rehabilitation programs generally focus on the following areas

Eating disorder rehabilitation

  • Our first step is to conduct a thorough 360-degree assessment which includes a psychiatric evaluation to identify any co-occurring mental health conditions, a comprehensive physical and medical check-up, and a functional medical assessment. Once we have completed these tests, we will create a unique treatment program that can restore your health on a physical, psychological, and social level.
  • During treatment, we provide numerous hours of specialized psychotherapy utilizing a range of therapeutic techniques to address your specific emotional difficulties. For example, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) are effective treatments for eating disorders so we often incorporate these into the treatment plans to create positive changes in your thinking patterns and beliefs.
  • You will be assigned a live-in therapist who will stay in the same residence as you and be available 24x7 for support and guidance.
  • Anyone with an eating disorder will lack essential nutrients, which leads to increased cravings, fatigue, and a weakened immune system. We provide expert nutritional and lifestyle counseling to address these issues and restore your health.
  • We will also provide in-depth biochemical restoration to restore essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and all other essential nutrients that the body requires.
  • We provide extensive complementary therapies including yoga, massage, and acupuncture.
  • Whenever appropriate, we will provide joint family psychoeducation during treatment as family dynamics can play a key role in the development of an eating disorder. Once the treatment program is complete, we can implement an extensive aftercare plan.

We can provide treatment for eating disorders in our clinic in Zurich and in London.

Meet the team responsible for eating disorders