Adult Eating & Feeding Disorders

Most eating disorders can be treated effectively in an outpatient setting when evidence-based interventions are utilized and a multidisciplinary team is available. Most adult patients in our Eating and Feeding Disorder Track are seen by a psychologist, registered dietitian, and psychiatrist or physician assistant.   

Disorders in this track include:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) 
  • Unspecified Feeding and Eating Disorder (UFED)
  • Pica
  • Rumination Disorder
  • Other Specified Feed and Eating Disorder (OSFED)
  • Purging Disorder
  • Night Eating Syndrome
  • **Orthorexia 
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder

      **"Although not formally recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, awareness about orthorexia is on the rise. The term ‘orthorexia’ was coined in 1998 and means an obsession with proper or ‘healthful’ eating. Although being aware of and concerned with the nutritional quality of the food you eat isn’t a problem in and of itself, people with orthorexia become so fixated on so-called ‘healthy eating’ that they actually damage their own well-being." (National Eating Disorders Association)

      Symptoms are targeted with evidence-based treatments described below.


     

    Our focus is most often to move patients away from rule-based eating (e.g., meal plans, diets, etc.) and instead help them to develop skills in Intuitive Eating. Many of our patients are discharging from "higher level of care" facilities, although most are seeking treatment for the first time.

     

    A typical course of treatment is identified in the figure to the right. 

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    Our team of psychologists, registered dietitians, and psychiatrists provide an ideal treatment team for eating and feeding disorders treatment.

     

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